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Mike Stephen examines the relationship between Mayor Emanuel and Chicago unions, learns about a very different kind of ad on the Red Line, and gets the story of one of the greatest lesser-known Chicago Blues guitarists: Fenton Robinson.

 

David Moberg– Senior editor at In These Times

Rahm Emanuel isn’t known for being pro-union, so why are some Chicago unions backing him for re-election?  David wrote an article recently addressing this question and he joins us to talk about it.

 

 

Ben Larrison Chicago comedian

Local comedian Ben Larrison recently bought ad space on the CTA Red Line cars.  These ads are “different.”  We learn why Ben wants our daily commute to be a little more fun.

 Ben Larrison underneath the Belmont Red Line stop

 

The Secret History of Chicago Music–

Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles 20th century Blues musician Fenton Robinson in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on his musical contribution to Chicago.

 

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