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(broadcasting on the “Chicago stories” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen talks tacos, visits with acclaimed local storyteller and author Jack Zimmerman, and debuts a new hardcore metal song about Star Trek: The Next Generation.

 

Jack Zimmerman Chicago author and storyteller

One of the most unique storytellers in Chicago drops by the studio to chat about his life, his work, and his new book: Cooked.

Jack Zimmerman and Mike Stephen in the WGN Allstate Showcase Studio 

 

Collin Seaman & T.J. Martin– Band members of TNG

Take Star Trek: The Next Generation and add hardcore metal.  The result is TNG.  We go on-location to Backhouse Productions in Glendale Heights, IL and get a behind the scenes look at the latest song: “Up the Long Ladder.”  Check out the behind-the-scenes making of the song HERE.

 T.J. Martin, Mike Stephen, and Collin Seaman lay down sweet vocals on TNG’s “Up the Long Ladder.”

 

Mike Loves Tacos– He really does.

The latest edition of this Chicago-centric taco series is online HERE.  Mike wakes up his guest John Berka to reflect on his time eating tacos on camera at El Asadero in Lincoln Square (2213 W. Montrose).


John Berka and Mike Stephen eat tacos at El Asadero in Lincoln Square.

 

 

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