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Entries for September, 2015

OTL: Episode #467- Taste Talks Chicago, The unsung heroes of local craft beer, Pop-up retail in Chicago’s public spaces

Mike Stephen talks with:   Taste Talks festival director Will Levitt about the future of food and the future of taste in the Chicago food scene;   Working For Beer creator Matt Tanaka about the stories of the men and women who make the local craft beer industry what it is; and   Activate! founder and Latent Design […]

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OTL: Episode #466- Cabrini-Green rowhouses have a future, Breaking down Chicago’s segregated barriers, The Secret History of 60s local horn rockers The Mob

Mike Stephen talks with:   LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago) supervisory attorney Elizabeth Rosenthal about the recent Cabrini-Green rowhouse settlement;   My Block, My Hood, My City founder Jahmal Cole about working with underserved youth to break down barriers and explore the character of the city; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about horn rock pioneers […]

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OTL: Episode #465- The future of affordable housing in Chicago, Petcoke’s presence on the South Side, Chicago’s best novels by neighborhood

Mike Stephen talks with:   CityLab staff writer Brentin Mock about the future of affordable housing in Chicago;   Southeast Side Coalition to Ban Petcoke member Jim Kinney about how a toxic byproduct of petroleum processing is affecting city residents; and   Local author/lecturer/screenwriter Adam Morgan about the “Best Chicago Novels by Neighborhood” (via Gapers Block).   This week’s local music is […]

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OTL: Episode #464- The Parking Ticket Geek on local traffic issues, The Secret History of Chicago’s Brevity, Retiring baby boomers’ impact on Chicago architecture

Mike Stephen talks with:   The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about new traffic patterns in Chicago and a recent red light camera lawsuit;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about ambitious early-’70s proto power poppers Brevity for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and   Chicago Architecture Foundation Senior Director of Program Strategy Michael Wood about how […]

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