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OTL: Episode #541- Possible CPD reforms, Navigating Lake Street, The Platoon of Power Squadron series concludes

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, we discuss street musicians dodging a proposed ban on performing on Michigan Avenue, and we play a voicemail from #1 OTL fan Mrs. Stephen, who feels like she’s been double-crossed by Mr. Fix-It himself… Lou Manfredini.

 

This week’s local music is provided by The Red Plastic Buddha.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen poses with his mom's prized Lou Manfredini poster. [not pictured: Mrs. Stephen]
OTL host Mike Stephen poses with his mom’s prized Lou Manfredini poster.
[not pictured: Mrs. Stephen]

 

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OTL: Episode #540- Rent control in Chicago, The Secret History of Queen Sylvia Embry, Assisting Chicago’s immigrant community

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

  • Centro Romero executive director Daysi Funes about how her organization is helping with the challenges facing Chicago’s immigrant community.

 

Meanwhile, we discuss Billy Dec, the recent insanity between Mayor Emanuel and Governor Rauner, the Thompson Center’s food court, and wacky bass players.

 

This week’s local music is provided by The Sweet Maries.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen (far right, on harmonica) and his band Detagoh rock Wise Fools Pub in 2005. [not pictured: Socks the bass player]
OTL host Mike Stephen (far right, on harmonica) and his band Detagoh rock Wise Fools Pub in 2005.
[not pictured: “Socks” the bass player]

 

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OTL: Episode #539- Protecting high school journalism, Chicago Plant Rescue, Inside the Read/Write Library

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, we discuss the upcoming #RumpsAgainstTrump protest and the growing sanctuary restaurants movement.

 

This week’s local music is provided by The Real Gone.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen supports high school journalism.
OTL host Mike Stephen supports high school journalism.

 

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OTL: Episode #538- Revitalizing the Pedway, Changes for Newcity, The Secret History of Little Brother Montgomery

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Mike reveals what the Chicago bag tax is really about right before making a surprise political announcement!

 

This week’s local music is provided by Cafe Racer.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen reads the 31st anniversary issue of Newcity -- the last weekly edition of the venerable Chicago newspaper.
OTL host Mike Stephen reads the 31st anniversary issue of Newcity — the last weekly edition of the venerable Chicago newspaper.

 

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