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

(broadcasting on the “all politics is local” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen talks to local blogger Mike Doyle about leaving the Trib’s ChicagoNow blog, learns how comic books reflect American history, and chats about the latest local political issues with Mick Dumke.

Mike Doye — Scribe at ChicagoCarless.com

This week Mike resigned his post as the scribe of ChicagoNow’s Chicagosphere blog.  He tells us the story of why he left and the problems he sees with the ChicagoNow approach to blogging.

Cord Scott— Ph.D. Student in American History at Loyola University Chicago

Comic books can tell a great deal about our history.  Cord will be exploring the link between comics, academics, and history at an event on Monday, March 22 at Challenger’s Comics at 1845 N. Western Ave. from 6-9 p.m.  He joins us on the show this week.


Mick Dumke — Writer and Editor at the Chicago Reader

From the politics of Chicago garbage to the city’s economic woes, Mick Dumke is covering the story.  He brings us up to speed on the latest Chicago political issues.

Mike Stephen and Mick Dumke Talk Chicago Politics at Toon’s in Lakeview in November of ’09

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