Mike Stephen talks to outgoing Ald. John Arena (45th) about local political issues, discusses the proposed state progressive income tax and budget with David Merriman of the Fiscal Futures Project, and learns about the work of Sunrise Movement Chicago.  The local music this week is powered by The Tentatives. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

Mike Stephen stops by Richmond’s Sports Bar in Humboldt Park to learn about that establishment’s history, checks in with 33rd ward aldermanic candidate Katie Sieracki, and learns the Secret History of local Bluesman Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.  This week’s local music is brought to you by Obeko. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #232- Ald.-Elect Ameya Pawar, the Vegan Stephen Experiment, ChicagoMixtape.com

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “you got my cheese whiz, boy?” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the new alderman of the 47th Ward, discusses the Vegan Stephen experiment with his wife, and gets the lowdown about ChicagoMixtape.com. Ameya Pawar — Alderman-Elect of the 47th Ward We hear from the first Asian-American alderman in the history of the City Council.  He was the underdog in the recent election, but came back to beat the aldermanic seat’s heir-apparent. Jenny Stephen — Mike’s wife and his partner in the “Vegan Stephen Experiment” Mike and Jenny have decided to go vegan for one week.  We find out why and what food they’ll miss the most during the coming week. Kidney Beans and Soyrizo Cooking on the Stove Casey Meehan — Founder of ChicagoMixtape.com This site is a new way for you to stay in touch with the local music scene while picking up a bunch of FREE local tunes via e-mail.  We get the details. OTL #232 local music provided by Waterstreet…