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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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OTL: Episode #479- The importance of CTU’s vote to strike, Jefferson Park Forward, The Secret History of local folker Bob Gibson

Mike Stephen talks with:   In These Times associate editor and Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity author Micah Utrecht about the importance of the Chicago Teachers Union strike;   Jefferson Park Forward founder Ryan Richter about the future of Chicago’s northwest side; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about folk hero Bob Gibson for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago […]

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OTL: Episode #470- Chicago’s DIY Musician’s Conference, Secret History of a local 80s synth band, The new emperor of Portage Park

Mike Stephen talks with:   CD Baby CEO Tracy Maddux about the DIY Musician Conference coming to Chicago next weekend;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about 1980s new wave band the The Arms of Someone New for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and   Thrift & Thrive co-owner Joe Basilone about not buying anything for a year and now dominating Irving […]

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OTL: Episode #469- U of C’s impact on the neighborhood, Chicago International Map Fest preview, An education at Hot Dog University

Mike Stephen talks with:   South Side Weekly contributor/photographer Juliet Eldred about her “Outside That System and Hence Unspeakable” project that looks at the relationship between the University of Chicago and the Hyde Park neighborhood;   Chicago International Map Fair founder Sammy Berk about the upcoming (Oct 23-25) festivities at the Loyola University Museum of Art; and […]

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