Mike Stephen discusses the rise of democratic socialism in the Chicago City Council with author Edward McClelland, learns that it’s safe to fish in the Chicago River (kind of), and discovers the Secret History of radio DJ Jerry-O. This week’s local music is brought to you by Lester Ray. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: 24WORDS: the equal rights rock musical producer/writer/lyricist Charles Kouri about exploring the journey for women’s equality; Chicago River Swim co-creator Doug McConnell about a proposed long-distance swim in the Chicago River; and local musician Noah Gabriel, who hung out live for the hour! Check out his new record Dead Reckoning. Meanwhile, we anticipate today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade insanity, and we pre-celebrate Mike’s 37th birthday. Local musician Noah Gabriel rocked the OTL #543 soundtrack in anticipation of his Dead Reckoning record release! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.