Mike Stephen discusses some of the problems with Chicago’s recycling program with Madison Hopkins of the Better Government Association, talks to the new editor-in-chief of the Chicago Reader Anne Elizabeth Moore about what’s in store for the future of the paper, and discovers the Secret History of the local 1970s Bluegrass band Wildwood Pickers with local music historian Steve Krakow (aka: Plastic Crimewave).  The local music this week is brought to you by The Bombats. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL#588- m1 Interactive’s digital playground, The Secret History of Daddy Stovepipe, Resurrection Project’s DACA work

Mike Stephen talks with:   Brian Dressel, President and owner of M1 Interactive;   Ere Rendon, Vice President of Immigration Advocacy for the Resurrection Project, about the recent news concerning the changes to US immigration policy and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals);   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago blues guitarist Daddy Stovepipe for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and   This week’s local music is provided by Little Church.   Mike designs his own custom Batmobile at m1 Interactive.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: #578- Harvard’s WHIW-LP, The Secret History of Spaceship Love, The experience of driving for Uber

Mike Stephen talks with:   Dave Gardner and Vicki Logan, General Manager and Board Member (respectively) at WHIW-LP in Harvard, to talk community radio for another installment of Low Power to the People;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about 80’s cosmic-jazzers Spaceship Love for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.   Pat White, Author of Buzz Ride: Driven to Disruption.   This week’s local music is provided by The Dress Circle. Mike hooks up with WHIW-LP in Harvard, IL for another installment of Low Power to the People.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.    

OTL: Episode #568- Radio Harbor Country, African Arts Fest, The Secret History of The Front Lines

Mike Stephen talks with:   Dave Reppetto of the low power FM station WRHC in Harbor County Michigan, in our debut of a new segment entitled “Low Power to the People;”   Julian Roberts, a member of the Africa International House Board of Directors, about the 28th annual African Festival of the Arts; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about ’80s pop punk rockers The Front Lines for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.   Don’t forget our Outside the Loop Listener Survey. We really appreciate your time and consideration!   This week’s local music is provided by Monobody. TASTY!   OTL host Mike Stephen admires Radio Harbor Country in Three Oaks, Michigan in 2013.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.