OTL: Episode #437- Union influence on IL politics, The attack of the Emerald Ash Borer, Previewing the Hideout Harmonica Hoedown

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “rockin’-the-harp” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen looks at union influence on local politics, discusses the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer on our trees, and gets a preview of the 4th annual Hideout Harmonica Hoedown.   Diana Rickert–  VP of Communications for the Illinois Policy Institute We examine the role of unions in the Illinois political process.  The Institute just released a report entitled The Anatomy of Influence: Government Unions in Illinois.       Mark Cinnamon– State Plant Regulatory Official Have you noticed trees disappearing from Chicago streets?  We examine why the infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer is a serious wreaking havoc with our local greenery.     Bob Kessler– Harmonica “colorist” and founder/curator of the Hideout Harmonica Hoedown We get a preview of the 4th annual hoedown, the premiere celebration of the harmonica, taking place Sunday, March 8th at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia).  Bob and Mike share a jam sesh on the 50,000-watt blowtorch too!   Bob Kessler and Mike Stephen have a harp jam in the WGN Radio studios.   OTL #437 local music provided by Bob Kessler…