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Entries for June, 2015

OTL: Episode #454- The Wabash Lights project, Renters rights in Chicago, Singer-songwriter Dina Bach plays live

Mike Stephen talks with:   Jack Newell and Seth Unger, creators of The Wabash Lights, a new public interactive art project;   Mark Swartz, legal director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, about Chicago renters rights; and   Dina Bach, an amazing local singer-songwriter who stopped by the studio to play live for the hour! […]

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OTL: Episode #453- A son in Logan Square reissues his dad’s 60s rock album, Mick Dumke on the latest in Chicago politics

Mike Stephen talks with:   Maplewood Records founder Ian Capilouto about reissuing The Glass Family’s 1968 album Electric Band (featuring his dad David Capilouto!) along with other musical rarities; and   Chicago Reader senior writer Mick Dumke about the latest on local (State’s Attorney Alvarez vs. Cook County Board President Preckwinkle) and state (Governor Rauner’s redacted calendar) politics.   Plus the OTL crew discusses Knight Rider, David […]

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OTL: Episode #452- A visit to Rebecca Zemans Jewelry Studio, Previewing the Chicago Scots’ Highland Games, and the Secret History of Chicago’s 90s rockers Green

Mike Stephen talks with:   Rebecca Zemans, owner/designer at Rebecca Zemans: Sculptural Designs in Jewelry studio, in Ravenswood;   Gus Noble, president of Chicago Scots, about the 29th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Itasca; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about alt-poppy almost-buzz band Green for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.   This […]

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OTL: Episode #451- Exploring analog photography in Wicker Park, Fighting airport noise pollution, A pet pig lives in Portage Park

Mike Stephen talks with:   Lomography Embassy Store & Emulsion Gallery Chicago owner Piper Robbins;   Fair Allocation in Runways (FAiR) Coalition co-founder Jac Charlier about the ongoing fight against O’Hare noise pollution; and   Linus… the pet pig of Jennifer & Matt Folino in Portage Park!   This week’s local music is provided by Low Spark.   Linus the Pig […]

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