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OTL: Episode #537- Living with lead in Chicago, Fatal crashes and cell phone privacy, Is Restaurant Week a good deal?

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Mike explains why he turned down Portillo’s this week!

 

This week’s local music is provided by Go Time!.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen III and his son Mike Stephen IV watch an episode of Elmo's World while enjoying a tall glass of Chicago tap water.
OTL host Mike Stephen III and his son Mike Stephen IV watch an episode of Elmo’s World while enjoying a tall glass of Chicago tap water.
(Text “LEAD” to 312-697-1791 to find out more about potential lead poisoning in your area.)

 

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OTL: Episode #536- Dodging the minimum wage increase, The Secret History of Johnnie Temple, Rocking Chicken Wings at Wing Fling

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

  • Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about obscure singer/guitarist Johnnie Temple for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and

 

 

Meanwhile, we celebrate the best burritos in Chicago!

 

This week’s local music is provided by Black Bolts.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen serves as MC and milk slinger at the 4th Annual Wing Fling at Toons Bar & Grill! [photo circa 2015]
OTL host Mike Stephen serves as MC and milk slinger at the 4th Annual Wing Fling at Toons Bar & Grill! [photo circa 2015]

 

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OTL: Episode #535- Camera violation review notices, The Sanctuary Restaurant Movement, Plastic in Lake Michigan

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, OTL celebrates the MANuary Beard Season!

 

This week’s local music is provided by Railway Gamblers.

 

Outside the Loop celebrates the 2017 MANuary Beard Season! [l-r] OTL host Mike Stephen, OTL producer Andy Hermann
Outside the Loop celebrates the 2017 MANuary Beard Season!
[l-r] OTL host Mike Stephen, OTL producer Andy Hermann

 

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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:

 

 

 

  • Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about recently deceased pianist Barrelhouse Chuck for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.

 

Meanwhile, we the “camera violation review notice” Mike received in the mail this week. Apparently it’s part of the city’s last-ditch effort to wriggle free of refunding improperly-issued red light camera violations.

 

This week’s local music is provided by Steve Dawson.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen gets dinged for quite obviously running a red light camera in 2010. The City of Chicago reminded him of his infraction again in 2017.
OTL host Mike Stephen gets dinged for quite obviously running a red light camera in 2010. The City of Chicago reminded him of his infraction again in 2017.

 

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