It’s the Outside the Loop 10th Anniversary Show… live from the United Center in Chicago! [photos] In this very special episode, Mike Stephen talks with: Inner-City Education (ICE) Program founder and executive director Brad Erickson about about providing educational and hockey opportunities for low-income kids in Chicago; ALSO (Alliance of Local Service Organizations) executive director Lori Crowder about working to end violence in the city and beyond; and Potts & Pans Steelband members and executives Matt Potts and Anthony Jay Houston about the magic of the steel drums and vibraphone. Meanwhile, we reflect on Outside the Loop RADIO‘s 10th year of pod/broadcasting and how we got to where we are today! This week’s local music is provided by the aforementioned Potts & Pans Steelband. Outside the Loop host Mike Stephen can’t wait to dig into his OTL-themed 10th anniversary cake provided by Mr. Fix-It producer Lindsey Smithwick and host Lou Manfredini. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Oak Park and River Forest High School special education teacher Anthony Clark about bringing people together around racial equity via the Suburban Unity Alliance; CD Baby vice president of marketing Kevin Breuner about the DIY Musician Conference coming to Chicago the weekend of September 30; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago’s first family of folk George & Gerry Armstrong for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we reset Outside the Loop RADIO‘s mission of being “Chicago’s Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine” and announce our 10th anniversary remote next week at the United Center! This week’s local music is provided by 13-Monsters. Suburban Unity Alliance founder and director Anthony Clark gives the thumbs up to OTL host Mike Stephen. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: The Catholic University of America associate professor Maryann Cusimano Love about her Albertus Magnus Lecture at Dominican University about Building a Better Peace; Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep math and science teacher Alex Kmicikewycz about receiving a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant to Singapore; and Choose Chicago manager of greeter services Katie Law about the Chicago Greeter program and how she’s celebrating International Greeter Day this year. Meanwhile, we reveal the hottest new band to play the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival! This week’s local music is provided by Pearls Mahone. OTL host Mike Stephen (in the yellow shirt and on the harmonica) and his old band Detagoh were no stranger to the festival circuit. [photo circa 2005 at the St. John Summerfest in Indiana] To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Concerned Citizens of Riot Fest in Douglas Park co-founder Sharaya Tindal about her organization’s concerns about the annual music festival in their neighborhood; Chicago Justice Project executive director Tracy Siska about filing suit against the Chicago Emergency Management and Communications office for more government transparency; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about world-renowned drummer Hamid Drake for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we discuss real estate prices around CTA stops. This week’s local music is provided by Law of Keanu. OTL host Mike Stephen wraps up his pre-show vocal exercises in a seventh floor radio studio in the Tribune Tower. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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