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OTL: Episode #558- Taxing online video games, Chicago Tree Project, The Secret History of Bonemen of Barumba

Mike Stephen talks with:   Entertainment Software Association senior vice president Rich Taylor about how Chicago taxes our online video gaming experience;   Chicago Sculpture International board president Emily Moorhead about turning dying trees into sculptures via The Chicago Tree Project; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about tribal postpunk oddballs the Bonemen of Barumba for this week’s edition […]

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OTL: Episode #557- Libraries and social justice, Michelin restaurants closing, Mellow Bike Map

Mike Stephen talks with:   American Library Association president Julie Todaro about the continued importance of libraries and the upcoming 2017 ALA Annual Conference here in Chicago;   DNAinfo Chicago reporter Patty Wetli about the surprising (non)success rate of Chicago’s Michelin-rated restaurants; and   The Chainlink president Yasmeen Schuller about her bicycle community website and the Mellow Chicago Bike Map put […]

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OTL: Episode #556- The Secret History of Bad Axe, Regional crash report, Boy Meets Robot

Mike Stephen talks with:   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about 1970s rockers Bad Axe for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music;   Active Transportation Alliance advocacy director Jim Merrell about a new report that says fatal car/pedestrian crash rates are higher in the suburbs; and   Mike of Boy Meets Robot to the studio to perform live […]

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OTL: Episode #555- The future of landlines in IL, Chicago is not broke, Politics and science in our state

Mike Stephen talks with:   AARP Illinois associate state director Julie Vahling about the future of landline telephones in Illinois;   civic educator Tom Tresser about our city’s financial future as detailed in Chicago Is Not Broke: Funding the City We Deserve; and   Illinois Science Council executive director Monica Metzler about how the current political climate impacts the science community in […]

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