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OTL: Episode #536- Dodging the minimum wage increase, The Secret History of Johnnie Temple, Rocking Chicken Wings at Wing Fling

Mike Stephen talks with:   reporter Stephanie Grimoldby about how some Cook County suburbs are not complying with the new minimum wage and sick time requirements;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about obscure singer/guitarist Johnnie Temple for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and   Toons Bar & Grill owner Danny Beck for a […]

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OTL: Episode #506- City Council oversight from Project Six, Re-imagining city garages, The Secret History of Off Broadway

Mike Stephen talks with:   former Chicago Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan about Project Six, a new independent organization created to provide City Council oversight;   Future Firm architects and partners Ann Lui and Craig Reschke about their “Rebel Garages” plan to remake our city alleys into places of commerce and meeting spaces; and   […]

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OTL: Episode #493- The militarization of CPS, Howard Brown comes to Englewood, Chicago food cart update

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago Chapter of Veterans for Peace coordinator Arnold Stieber about his organization’s mission to demilitarize the Chicago Public Schools;   Howard Brown Health Center site medical director Maya Green about opening its first LGBTQ clinic on the South Side; and   Illinois Policy Institute managing editor Hilary Gowins about the latest on the business of food carts in Chicago.   […]

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OTL: Episode #481- Inside Uptown’s Shake Rattle & Read, Quitting social media cold turkey, Re-visiting Batavia’s Beardsgaard Barbers

Mike Stephen talks with:   Shake Rattle & Read owner Ric Addy about closing shop after 50 years in Uptown;   artist/author Dmitry Samarov about quitting social media cold turkey; and   Beardsgaard Barbers co-owners Natalie and Tyler Anderson about cutting hair in Batavia (from OTL #416, our first show on WGN Radio).   Meanwhile, HAPPY NEW YEAR!   This week’s […]

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