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

(broadcasting on the “paper machete” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen chats with the host of a weekly salon in a saloon, does some TIF Talk, and discusses Chicago theatre with a New Yorker.

 

Christopher Piatt— Host and Curator of The Paper Machete Show

We learn about this free weekly live magazine and podcast the covers pop culture, current events, and American manners at The Horseshoe on Lincoln every Saturday at 3 p.m.

 

TIF Talk– A new OTL segment

TIF Districts are pretty controversial in Chicago.  This occasional segment looks at TIFs from different angles.  This week, we hear a listener’s reaction to a TIF discussion on a past show with Ald. James Cappleman (46th).

What we imagine exists inside a TIF fund.


Wes Grantom— Director of The Steadfast

We hear about the development of this new play and get Wes’ reflections on the Chicago theatre scene as a director in New York.  His show is based off of a painting (pictured below) by artist Steve Alpert.


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