Mike Stephen talks with: reporter Stephanie Grimoldby about how some Cook County suburbs are not complying with the new minimum wage and sick time requirements; 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 Toons Bar & Grill owner Danny Beck for a preview of the Toons 6th Annual Wing Fling. 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] To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Chicago’s 2nd Ward Alderman Brian Hopkins about media production companies paying for lost parking and extending The 606 past the Kennedy and the river; 33rd Ward Working Families spokesman Nick Burt about his organization’s successful referendum against charter schools in the election; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about moody Hyde Park band The Imports for this week’s “The Fall of Punk” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, let’s take action. Now is the time to get your skin in the game. This week’s local music is provided by The Claudettes. OTL host Mike Stephen re-familiarizes himself with the microphone before broadcasting from a seventh floor radio studio in the Tribune Tower. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen talks with: DNAinfo Chicago reporter/producer Heather Cherone about the CTA’s upcoming new buses and improved service and why Chicago aldermen were upset about not getting World Series tickets; BallotReady co-founder Alex Niemczewski about educating ourselves about political candidates and how she’s helping to make voting easier; and Active Transportation Alliance advocacy director Jim Merrell about proposing a riverfront bike trail for Chicago… with some of it possibly floating! Meanwhile, we realize that the city is still standing after the Cubs won the World Series, and we warn our listeners that businesses rewarding voters on election day is an illegal act. This week’s local music is provided by Pool Holograph. OTL host Mike Stephen is a Chicago Cubs lifer! #FlyTheW [photo circa 1980] To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Human Rights Campaign legislative counsel Xavier Persad about how Chicago ranks in the fifth annual Municipal Equality Index, a nationwide rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law and policy; The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about Wrigleyville parking restrictions, raising parking meter rates around Wrigley Field, and the closing of all the Chicago vehicle emissions test facilities; and local author Patrick McBriarty about City Railways Go Above and Below, his latest children’s book about riding public transportation. Meanwhile, we learn how long you should #FlyTheW flag after a Cubs win! This week’s local music is provided by riverhorse. Local author Patrick McBriarty stops by the WGN Radio studios to talk with OTL host Mike Stephen about his new children’s book City Railways Go Above and Below. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.