Mike Stephen talks with: AARP Illinois associate state director Julie Vahling about the future of landline telephones in Illinois; civic educator Tom Tresser about our city’s financial future as detailed in Chicago Is Not Broke: Funding the City We Deserve; and Illinois Science Council executive director Monica Metzler about how the current political climate impacts the science community in our state. Meanwhile, we discuss what Chicagoans are drinking! This week’s local music is provided by The Hacky Turtles. OTL host Mike Stephen enjoys making points. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: The Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois professor David Merriman about the Fiscal Futures Project plan for getting Illinois back on the path to financial stability; The Night Ministry advocacy and community affairs manager Tedd Peso about working with the local homeless community and the “Covers for Cover 8” concert benefiting the Response-Ability Pregnant and Parenting Program (RAPPP); and Cocktails for Ding Dongs illustrator Alexandra Ensign about putting together a unique guide to making awesome drinks. Meanwhile, we reminisce about work holiday parties past as we enter the season of office-related debauchery! This week’s local music is provided by Donnie Biggins. Cocktails for Ding Dongs illustrator Alexandra Ensign meets up with OTL host Mike Stephen at Mac’s Wood Fired tavern for a drink. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Roosevelt Institute fellow and ReFund America Project director Saqib Bhatti about his In these Times piece “Why Chicago Won’t Go Bankrupt—And Detroit Didn’t Have To;” Urban Sketchers Chicago co-administrator Wes Douglas for a preview of his organization’s seminar next weekend; and The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about “How To Avoid & Beat Residential Permit Parking Tickets.” This week’s local music is provided by Armitage. Outside the Loop host Mike Stephen shows off one of his many City of Chicago parking tickets. [circa September 2013] To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.