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Entries for July, 2015

OTL: Episode #458- Chicago water tower paintings, A mobbed-up cop’s story, The Secret History of local Elvis impersonator Rick Saucedo

Mike Stephen talks with:   Artist Kevin Swallow about his This Must Be the Place Chicago cityscape show at Firecat Projects;   Writer Sam Reaves about co-authoring Fred Pascente’s story in Mob Cop: My Life of Crime in the Chicago Police Department;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Elvis tribute artist and underground psychedelic musician Rick Saucedo for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and […]

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OTL: Episode #457- Metra riders are plugged in, The harsh reality of making it as a local musician, Chicago Hot Sauce Fest

Mike Stephen talks with:   DePaul University School of Public Service professor and Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development director Joseph Schwieterman about The Digitally Connected Commuter: Tracking the Rising Use of Personal Electronic Devices on Chicago Suburban Trains [PDF] study;   Musician David Safran about his recent Newcity story “Less Successful Numbers: The Money of Local Music;” and   Chicago Hot Sauce Fest organizer Adrian Gutierrez […]

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OTL: Episode #456- Utilizing IL urban wood, Illuminating TIFs in Chicago, The Secret History of Chicagoland’s 60s garage rockers The Riddles

Mike Stephen talks with:   Illinois Wood Utilization Team chairperson Edith Makra and IIT College of Architecture studio associate professor Paul Pettigrew about giving dead urban trees new life;   TIF Illumination Project lead organizer Tom Tresser (support their Indiegogo campaign!); and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about late-’60s suburban rockers The Riddles for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago […]

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OTL: Episode #455- Why Chicago won’t go bankrupt, Urban Sketchers Chicago, Fighting residential parking permits

Mike Stephen talks with:   Roosevelt Institute fellow and ReFund America Project director Saqib Bhatti about his In these Times piece “Why Chicago Won’t Go Bankrupt—And Detroit Didn’t Have To;”   Urban Sketchers Chicago co-administrator Wes Douglas for a preview of his organization’s seminar next weekend; and   The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about “How To Avoid & Beat Residential […]

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