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Entries for December, 2015

OTL: Episode #480- Local criminal justice stories of importance, The Secret History of guitarist Snake Boy Johnson, Clearing up common Chicago parking confusion

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago Sun-Times staff reporter Mick Dumke about criminal justice and some of the other important issues he wrote about in 2015;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Luther “Snake Boy” Johnson for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and   The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about where you can and can’t […]

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The OTL Christmas Spectacular 2015

Mike Stephen welcomes some great local musicians to the WGN Radio studios to hear their takes on some classic holiday songs. Danny Cozzi of All the Wine puts his unique spin on “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Sam Burckhardt gives us his solo tenor saxophone version of “The Christmas Song,” and Noah Gabriel of Noah’s […]

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OTL: Episode #479- The importance of CTU’s vote to strike, Jefferson Park Forward, The Secret History of local folker Bob Gibson

Mike Stephen talks with:   In These Times associate editor and Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity author Micah Utrecht about the importance of the Chicago Teachers Union strike;   Jefferson Park Forward founder Ryan Richter about the future of Chicago’s northwest side; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about folk hero Bob Gibson for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago […]

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OTL: Episode #478- Chicago public housing’s future, Newcity gets into the film biz, Chicago’s Eye Health Life Health Coalition

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago Housing Initiative executive director Leah Levinger and board member Rodney Dawkins about the struggles of public housing in Chicago (see also Eve Ewing’s New Republic story “Rahm’s Next Scandal? Public Housing“);   Newcity editor/publisher Brian Hieggelke about getting into the local film industry via Signature Move and the Chicago Film Project; and   Illinois Eye Institute […]

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