Mike Stephen heads up to the Andersonville neighborhood and takes the show to Simon’s Tavern on Clark Street. We hear conversations from members of the community about what makes the neighborhood tick. Mike and OTL producer Collin Seaman welcome Laura Austin of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce to talk about the strength of the community. Simon’s Tavern owner Scott Martin sits down to discuss the importance of that bar in the neighborhood. Next, we enjoy an architecture conversation with Thom Greene of Greene & Proppe Design. And we explore what it’s like to own a local business with Milk Handmade owner Hallie Borden. The local music this week is brought to us by Andersonville favorites Hodie Snitch. We love you, Andersonville! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen hosts a roundtable discussion at The Levee bar about the significance and future of Chicago neighborhood architecture. Joining Mike at the bar is architectural historian Elizabeth Blasius and real estate writer AJ LaTrace. This week’s local music is brought to us by CWIOK. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen drops by an old post office van in Humboldt Park to chat with the founder of Chicago Mobile Makers, learns about an event at The Plant raising awareness about food consumption, and previews the Kite Fest happening at the Chicago Botanic Garden. And we have a special guest in the OTL Wrap Party: Sister-In-Sound Ashelyanne Krigbaum, producer of Rightnowish, on KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco! This week’s local music is brought to us by Fuzzy Poser. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen learns about new laws that provide civics education for Illinois inmates, discusses preserving Chicago apartments, and previews The Feminist Happy Hour’s 3rd anniversary event. The local music on this week’s show comes from Tommi Zender. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.