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(broadcasting on the “I can’t hear you because of the low-flying airplanes” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen discusses growing up in Englewood with Elaine Hegwood Bowen, learns about the FAiR Coalition’s fight to reduce airport noise pollution, and gets the skinny on 70s South Side rockers MGW.

 

Elaine Hegwood Bowen– Local journalist and author of Old School Adventures from Englewood–South Side of Chicago

These days when we hear about the Englewood, it’s usually negative press.  Elaine recounts her time growing up in there and describes the working class neighborhood it used to be.

Elaine’s latest book.

 

Jac Charlier– Co-founder of FAiR

Are you bothered by the noise pollution from O’Hare and Midway airports?  This coalition is working for an equitable distribution of airplane traffic in our area.  

 

The Secret History of Chicago Music

Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles the now-defunct band MGW in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on the band’s musical contribution to Chicago.

 

 

OTL #424 local music provided by Daniel Wade