(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the “let’s kiss at midnight” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen chats with Chicago Tribune writer and author Rick Kogan about his new book Sidewalks II and later in the show Mike calls one of his local greasy spoon haunts on the eve of its closing.

Rick Kogan — Senior Writer and Columnist for the Chicago Tribune, author of Sidewalks II

Legendary journalist Rick Kogan stops by for a conversation about Chicago, his efforts to tell the stories of the everyday Chicagoan, and his view on the future of our city.

Betty — Waitress at Standee’s Diner in Edgewater

Sadly, this wonderful greasy spoon will be closing its doors for good.  Mike calls over to the restaurant to get the skinny from Betty the Waitress.

OTL #171 local music provided by JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound