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

(broadcasting on the “street-level” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen roughs the winds of Chicago, chats with the author of an article about Chicago Avenue, and visits the Near North Farmessori to see how goes the experiment in urban gardening.

Janina Williams— Freelance Writer and Author of Chicago Ave: A ‘Hood In Limbo

The stretch of Chicago Ave. between Damen and Ashland has seen a lot of action over the years.  Janina reflects on where this neighborhood has been, where it is now, and where it’s going.

Deitch Pharmacy on Chicago Ave.  Photo Courtesy of Janina Williams

Who Needs the Olympics?

Chicago has one of the top five gay bars in the world!


Anna Viertel and Stacy Cushenberry— Staff at the Near North Montessori School

The Near North Farmessori is a student-run farm in the East Village neighborhood.  It’s come a long way since we last stopped by in six inches of snow in February.  We get an update this week.

The Near North Farmessori

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