Mike Stephen learns about the new newsy side gig of WGN Radio’s very own Dometi Pongo, previews a local holiday ugly sweater dance party, and discovers the Secret History of the late Chicago folk artist Dwain Story with local music historian Steve Krakow (aka: Plastic Crimewave). The local music this week is brought to you by Stutter. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America; Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about 60’s garage rockers Royal Flairs for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and; Michele Zurakowski, Executive Director of the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. This week’s local music is provided by Montrose Man. Mike stops by the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry to discuss the power of volunteerism 365 with Michele Zurakowski. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen exchanges tasty words with with: Sarah Luczko, owner of Chicago Space Oddities; Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about 70’s rockers Aliotta, Haynes, Jeremiah for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and, Craig Pfannkuche, former president of the Chicago Genealogical Society about the mass grave in Dunning. This week’s local music is provided by 13 Angels. Mike Stephen and Craig Pfannkuche discuss the mass grave at Read Dunning Memorial Park. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen takes a look back at 2016 and peeks into 2017 with: Chicago Reader associate editor Brianna Wellen about women in the local comedy scene; Chicagoist food editor Anthony Todd about some recent restaurant openings and closings; and Chicago Sun-Times staff reporter Mick Dumke about the local political landscape. Meanwhile, the OTL crew wishes you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! This week’s local music is provided by The Flat Five. OTL host Mike Stephen and his better half Jenny are ready to hit the town on New Year’s Eve 2012! 2016’s festivities include sweatpants, wine, and television. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.