Mike Stephen discusses some of the problems with Chicago’s recycling program with Madison Hopkins of the Better Government Association, talks to the new editor-in-chief of the Chicago Reader Anne Elizabeth Moore about what’s in store for the future of the paper, and discovers the Secret History of the local 1970s Bluegrass band Wildwood Pickers with local music historian Steve Krakow (aka: Plastic Crimewave). The local music this week is brought to you by The Bombats. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen gets warm and cozy with: OTL listener CJ and Chris the bartender of Guthries Tavern for the first installment of the OTL’s 2018 Winter Tavern Tour; Shamus Toomey, editor-in-chief, Block Club Chicago, and Jill Doub, senior director of public engagement for Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, about the Chicago Volunteer Expo. This week’s local music is powered by Black Road. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen talks with with: Regina Clewlow, Ph. D., research associate, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies; and, Sam Hobert, former campaign manager for the recent Pawar 2018 gubernatorial campaign in Illinois. This week’s local music is provided by Blue Dream. Mike and Sam Hobert discuss the life of working in Illinois politics in studio. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen talks with: OTL’s very first guest Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, about the erosion of journalism; Local artist Carla Fisher-Schwartz, whose installation True North is featured at the SUB-MISSION exhibition space in Chicago through October 21st; and John Wilson, local author and co-organizer of the 2017 Chicago Book EXPO. Meanwhile, Mike celebrates 11 years of Outside the Loop! This week’s local music is provided by Ethereal Groove, Inc.. Mike Stephen receives his 11 year anniversary gift wrapped in diaper coupons. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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