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

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

Mike Stephen checks in with a Chicagoan who isn’t purchasing anything for a year, discusses bringing together the Near North Side, and analyzes the number of uncontested elections in Cook Co.

 

Joe Basilone– Co-owner of Thrift & Thrive resale shop

Could you go a whole year without buying anything?  That’s what Joe and his family are attempting in 2013.  We check in with him to see how it’s going so far.

 

Abu Ansari Content manager of connectnearnorth.org

Randall Blakey- Facilitator of the Near North Unity Program

The Near North neighborhood has gone through many changes over the years.  We learn about efforts to bring that community closer together through local social programs and technology.

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick McCraney– Investigator at the Better Government Association

Recently Patrick wrote this article talking about how Cook County voters aren’t facing many candidate choices in elections.  He joins us to explain his analysis.

 

 

 

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