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

(broadcasting on the “8-Bit Christmas” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen checks in one last time with a Portage Park store owner whose family hasn’t bought anything in 2013, gives a Chicago squirrel tracking update, and chats with the local author of the new book, 8-Bit Christmas.

 

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 one last time to hear about the experience.

 

 

 

 

Be a citizen scientist

You can download the new Project Squirrel app from and help identify different species of squirrels in Chicago.  Listen to OTL #308 for all the details on the project.

Flippy Cup At Lottie's

 

 

 

 

Kevin Jakubowski– Author of 8-Bit Christmas

This Chicagoland native’s new book has been called “A Christmas Story for the Nintendo generation.”  We learn about how this very funny book came about.

 

 

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