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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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OTL: Episode #534- Will tougher sentencing reduce violence?, Writers Resist preview, The Secret History of Barrelhouse Chuck

Mike Stephen talks with:   UIC Criminology, Law and Justice professor John Hagedorn about whether or not tougher sentencing can stop Chicago’s violent crime epidemic;   Chicago#WritersResist co-event manager Brian Kornell  resisting intolerance within the local literary community; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about recently deceased pianist Barrelhouse Chuck for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The […]

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OTL: Episode #533- A look back on 2016 Chicago entertainment, food, and politics

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 […]

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OTL: Episode #531- Women in politics, The new IL energy bill, Reviving soggy fries

Mike Stephen talks with:   Rodham Consulting founder Anne Szkatulski about how her brand new start-up is focusing on getting women to run for public office;   Midwest Energy News staff writer Kari Lydersen about Illinois’ just-passed sweeping energy bill and what it means for energy and the environment; and   The A.V. Club “Food Science” columnist (and University of Chicago physics instructor!) Dave McCowan about how to […]

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