Mike Stephen learns about the possibility of new regulations on urban farm animals, discusses the controversy around a proposed greenway in Lincoln Park, and discovers the Secret History of weird duo Moc Artsy. This week’s local music is brought to you by Tenci. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen chats with Jahmal Cole of My Block, My Hood, My City and Delores Lucas of We Keep You Rollin’ about uniting Chicago communities, talks to Devlyn Camp, the creator and host of the Mattachine Podcast, about the history of gay culture, and discusses the relevance of science in today’s political climate with the founder and executive director of the Illinois Science Council, Monica Metzler. Local music this week courtesy of Nora Jean Wallace. 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.
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 “are you on the clock?” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the economic impact of government unions in Illinois, talks to the guy who biked the entire perimeter of the Metra rail lines, and previews Fulton Fest. Paul Kersey– Director of Labor Policy at the Illinois Policy Institute How much are Illinois government unions costing taxpayers? We explore the impact of these unions on our state’s economic future. John Greenfield– Editor of Streetsblog Chicago Recently John biked the entire perimeter of Metra’s rail lines in order to better understand our region. He also wrote an article about it. We find out what he learned from his 4-day trek. John’s bike route around the Metra lines. Liz Valentine– Co-organizer of Fulton Fest We get a preview of this festival that showcases the Nearwest Side’s innovation. It takes place Friday, August 22, from 2-7pm on Fulton between Damen and Hoyne. OTL #410 local music provided by The Lemons…
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