Mike Stephen talks with: Local renaissance man and music historian Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about his new book My Kind of Sound: The Secret History of Chicago Music Compendium; Roosevelt High School junior Gabriel Virella working for better school lunches via his civics class and The School Lunch Project: Culinary Denial blog; and Columbia College history professor Dominic Pacyga about Chicago’s meatpacking days as chronicled in his book Slaughterhouse: Chicago’s Union Stock Yard and the World it Made. Meanwhile, we learn that Chicago is ranked as the sixth best city for public transit in 2016. See also #CTAfails. This week’s local music is provided by Wired Minds. The Secret History of Chicago Music mastermind Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) and OTL host Mike Stephen strike the most badass of badass poses on Western Avenue. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.