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OTL: Episode #544- IL’s crumbling infrastructure, The Secret History of Forest City Joe, We All Live Here

Mike Stephen talks with:   Darren Olson, co-chair of the Infrastructure Report Card Committee for the Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), about the state of Illinois’ roads and bridges;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Muddy Waters-endorsed harmonica player Forest City Joe for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History […]

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OTL: Episode #543- Women’s equality with 24WORDS, Chicago River Swim, Noah Gabriel plays in studio

Mike Stephen talks with:   24WORDS: the equal rights rock musical producer/writer/lyricist Charles Kouri about exploring the journey for women’s equality;   Chicago River Swim co-creator Doug McConnell about a proposed long-distance swim in the Chicago River; and   local musician Noah Gabriel, who hung out live for the hour! Check out his new record Dead Reckoning.   Meanwhile, we anticipate today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade […]

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OTL: Episode #542- Affordable housing on the NW Side, Roses4Austin, The Secret History of Big John Wrencher

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago Housing Initiative organizer Ben Goldsmith about the controversial push for affordable housing in Jefferson Park;   Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Sydney Jackson and St. Catherine – St. Lucy School principal Sharon Leamy about the Roses4Austin after-school program and the importance of volunteering in the community; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about one-armed […]

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OTL: Episode #538- Revitalizing the Pedway, Changes for Newcity, The Secret History of Little Brother Montgomery

Mike Stephen talks with:   Environmental Law & Policy Center president and executive director Howard Learner about ideas to improve Chicago’s vast pedway system;   Newcity editor/publisher Brian Hieggelke about changes in store for his venerable Chicago alternative newspaper; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about influential self-taught pianist Little Brother Montgomery for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The […]

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