OTL: Episode #427- Rep. Mike Quigley on his work in Washington, Live music from Frank Catalano and Mike Jeffers

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “people’s work” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen talks to IL Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5th) about getting the people’s work done in Washington and welcomes local jazz musicians Frank Catalano and Mike Jeffers into the studio for a live performance.   Mike Quigley– Congressman of IL’s 5th Congressional District Rep. Quigley tells us how he works to get the important business of Chicago and Illinois done on Capitol Hill. Rep. Mike Quigley rides the CTA’s Brown Line   Frank Catalano and Mike Jeffers– Two fantastic Chicago jazz musicians Frank and Mike drop by the WGN Allstate Showcase Studio for a live performance and preview their New Year’s Eve show at Chicago’s High Hat Club (1920 W. Irving Park Rd.).   Mike Jeffers, Frank Catalano, and Mike Stephen in the WGN Radio Green Room. Happy Holidays from your friends at Outside the Loop Radio!       OTL #427 local music provided by Mike Jeffers and Frank Catalano…

OTL: Episode #426- Reuse everything at The WasteShed, Tripnary travel app, The best Chicago coffee map

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “coffee is for closers” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen visits The WasteShed in Humboldt Park and learns about reusing every day items, gets the lowdown on a new personalized travel app designed in Chicago, and discusses the most comprehensive Chicago coffee map.   Eleanor Ray– Director of The WasteShed Tucked away in Humboldt Park, The WasteShed is a place where you can find every day items for reuse.  We go inside this unique shop. The WasteShed at 914 N. California in Chicago   Varun Goel and Abhishek Ghuwalewala– Creators of the Tripnary app This iPhone app, developed in Chicago, creates a personalized world-wide travel bucket list for you.  We get the lowdown.   The Tripnary app   Tanveer Ali–  Data reporter for DNA Info Chicago We learn about the most comprehensive online Chicago coffee map and why it was created.  This map is a useful resource for all Chicagoans…as is the most comprehensive Chicago late-night bar map!  The most comprehensive online Chicago coffee map   OTL #426 local music provided by Exit Ghost…

OTL: Episode #425- Inside the Christkindlmarket, Old-school tunes with Schola Antiqua, Mick Dumke on Chicago politics

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “old-skool” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen gets the lowdown about Chicago’s Christkindlmarket, talks to the artistic director of a local ensemble specializing in pre-1600 music, and discusses local politics with the Chicago Reader’s Mick Dumke.   Inside Chicago’s Christkindlmarket– WGN Radio’s Dave Schwan takes us inside this Chicago Holiday tradition. Chicago’s Christkindlmarket   Michael Alan Anderson– Artistic Director of Schola Antiqua of Chicago This Chicago-based ensemble is dedicated to singing all the hits before the year 1600.  We learn about the origins of this unique group, listen to some of their work, and preview their upcoming concerts.   Schola Antiqua   Mick Dumke–  Senior Writer at the Chicago Reader We learn about the “First Tuesdays” event, hosted by Mick and his colleague Ben Joravsky, and talk about the latest Chicago political stories Mick is covering.  Mick Dumke (L) begins the Airing of Grievances before his annual Festivus breakfast with Mike Stephen (R) and producer Andy Hermann (not pictured).   OTL #425 local music provided by The Kickback…

OTL: Episode #424- Growing up in Englewood, Airport noise pollution, The Secret History of Chicago Music profiles MGW

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “I can’t hear you because of the low-flying airplanes” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen discusses growing up in Englewood with Elaine Hegwood Bowen, learns about the FAiR Coalition’s fight to reduce airport noise pollution, and gets the skinny on 70s South Side rockers MGW.   Elaine Hegwood Bowen– Local journalist and author of Old School Adventures from Englewood–South Side of Chicago These days when we hear about the Englewood, it’s usually negative press.  Elaine recounts her time growing up in there and describes the working class neighborhood it used to be. Elaine’s latest book.   Jac Charlier– Co-founder of FAiR Are you bothered by the noise pollution from O’Hare and Midway airports?  This coalition is working for an equitable distribution of airplane traffic in our area.     The Secret History of Chicago Music– Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles the now-defunct band MGW in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on the band’s musical contribution to Chicago.     OTL #424 local music provided by Daniel Wade…