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

(broadcasting on the “kiss me I’m Irish” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Mike Stephen checks in with the Irish American Heritage Center, interviews the guy responsible for dying the Chicago River green, and talks to a Chicagoan who’s helping out his favorite bartender.

 

Kathy O’Neill– Public Relations Manager at the Irish American Heritage Center

We learn about all the great programs the center offers year-round as well as its rich history in Chicago.

The Irish American Heritage Center at 4626 N. Knox


OTL RewindMike Butler, Head of the Green Chicago River Crew

With this being St. Patrick’s Day week, we thought it’d be cool to dig into the OTL audio archives to hear a clip from OTL #25 that includes learning about the history of turning the Chicago River green.

 

 

Chris Cieslak– Patron of Gold Star Bar on Division St.

Gold Star bartender, co-owner, and local favorite Susan Stursberg was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Chris and his fellow bar patrons are raising money to help Susan pay her medical bills.  Check out this website for all the details.

Susan Stursberg of Gold Star (pictured on the left)

 

OTL #286 local music provided by James Conway