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OTL: Episode #570- Chicagoland Youth Football, The Secret History of Master Plan, Local restaurants closing in 2017

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

  • Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about ’80s house pioneers Master Plan for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and

 

  • Anthony Todd, Food Editor for Chicagoist, about what’s behind the wave of restaurant closures in Chicago. 

 

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This week’s local music is provided by Fletcher Rockwell.


Mike Stephen is serious about eating his tacos at a local taqueria.

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OTL: Episode #569- DACA’s impact in Chicago, Chicago State University’s revamp, Inside Compound Yellow arts space

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

  • Ere Rendon, Director of National Partnerships for the Resurrection Project, about the recent news concerning the changes to US immigration policy and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals);

 

  • Dr. Rachel Lindsey, Interim President of Chicago State University, about how CSU has rebounded after some rough recent history; and

 

  • Lora Lode, Co-Founder of Compound Yellow, about an art gallery space in Oak Park that is located in the backyard of a house.

 

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This week’s local music is provided by Tinkerbelles.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen checking out the unique backyard art space in Oak Park called Compound Yellow
OTL host Mike Stephen gets educated about Compound Yellow in Oak Park.

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OTL: Episode #568- Radio Harbor Country, African Arts Fest, The Secret History of The Front Lines

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

  • Dave Reppetto of the low power FM station WRHC in Harbor County Michigan, in our debut of a new segment entitled “Low Power to the People;”

 

 

 

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This week’s local music is provided by Monobody. TASTY!

 

OTL host Mike Stephen admires Radio Harbor Country in Three Oaks, Michigan in 2013.
OTL host Mike Stephen admires Radio Harbor Country in Three Oaks, Michigan in 2013.

 

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OTL: Episode #567- Chicago Fringe Fest, Bars of Chicago, Goodbye to Andy Hermann

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

  • Chicago Fringe Festival executive director Anne Cauley about seeking out the weird and unique in the performing arts;

 

  • Bars of Chicago creator Katherine Hodges about Instagramming as many taverns as she can in the city and beyond; and

 

  • Outside the Loop co-founder Andy Hermann about leaving the city he’s called home for almost two decades.

 

Meanwhile, we play a voicemail from #1 OTL fan Mrs. Stephen…
who wishes Andy the best in New York City.
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This week’s local music is provided by Varsity.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen and producer Andy Hermann say goodbye after a 16-year professional and personal relationship.
OTL host Mike Stephen and producer Andy Hermann say goodbye after a 16-year professional and personal relationship.

 

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