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! Meanwhile, we re-file a report from the 2006 Chicago Pride Parade. #LoveWins Mike Stephen poses with musician Dina Bach after she provided the soundtrack for OTL #454. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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 Hasselhoff, and our efforts to track down the Chicago Knights! This week’s local music is provided by Ian’s new band Holiday Party. Mike Stephen with his dad and his son. That’s three Mike Stephens in one picture! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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 week’s local music is provided by Antony + the Tramps. Outside the Loop host Mike Stephen III and his son Mike Stephen IV are suited up in their Blackhawks gear ready for Game 5! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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 and OTL host Mike Stephen get real. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.