OTL: Episode #424- Growing up in Englewood, Airport noise pollution, The Secret History of Chicago Music profiles MGW

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “I can’t hear you because of the low-flying airplanes” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen discusses growing up in Englewood with Elaine Hegwood Bowen, learns about the FAiR Coalition’s fight to reduce airport noise pollution, and gets the skinny on 70s South Side rockers MGW.   Elaine Hegwood Bowen– Local journalist and author of Old School Adventures from Englewood–South Side of Chicago These days when we hear about the Englewood, it’s usually negative press.  Elaine recounts her time growing up in there and describes the working class neighborhood it used to be. Elaine’s latest book.   Jac Charlier– Co-founder of FAiR Are you bothered by the noise pollution from O’Hare and Midway airports?  This coalition is working for an equitable distribution of airplane traffic in our area.     The Secret History of Chicago Music– Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles the now-defunct band MGW in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on the band’s musical contribution to Chicago.     OTL #424 local music provided by Daniel Wade…

OTL: Episode #422- Sounds of Faith, How Do We Sing? web series, The Secret History of Chicago Music

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “music to my ears” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen previews the Sounds of Faith performance at U of C’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, learns about a new locally-produced web series for kids, and gets the details on a south-suburban band that never quite made it to the big time.   Elizabeth Davenport– Dean of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago We get a preview of the Sounds of Faith taking place at the chapel and learn about the wonderful music performances that take place there.  Rockefeller Memorial Chapel   Jarod Facknitz and Erin Flynn– Creators of How Do We Sing? These employees of The Old Town School of Folk Music have created a new web series for kids that features original music.  We get the details on this unique series. Mike Stephen talks to Erin and Jarod in the WGN Allstate Showcase Studio.   The Secret History of Chicago Music– Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles the now-defunct band Midnight in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on the band’s musical contribution to Chicago.   OTL #422 local music provided by My My My…

OTL: Episode #420- Hollaback Chicago, Loving science with the IL Science Council, The Secret History of Chicago Music

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “science rulez” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen learns about local efforts to combat street harassment, discusses the cool work of the Illinois Science Council, and gets the details on a local band that never quite made it to the big time.   Katie Davis– Site Director, Hollaback Chicago Street harassment has a lasting impact on victims.  We learn about this organization that aims to combat street harassment in Chicago.     Monica Metzler– Founder and Executive Director of the Illinois Science Council This local non-profit seeks to keep alive our fascination with science.  We get the scoop on this cool organization and preview their Science of a Cocktail Party event on November 15th.     The Secret History of Chicago Music– Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles the now-defunct band Men in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on the band’s musical contribution to Chicago.     OTL #420 local music provided by Gerald Dowd…

OTL: Episode #418- Chicago Loot Drop charity, Chicago Writers Conference preview, The Secret History of Chicago Music

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “write this down” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen learns about a local charity event that benefits kids at Comer Children’s Hospital, gets a preview of this year’s Chicago Writers Conference, and learns about an under-the-radar contributor to the Chicago Music Scene.   Mike Chuck– Chairman of The Chicago Loot Drop This local charity brings together “gamers and nerds” to help the children at University of Chicago Medicine’s Comer Children’s Hospital.  We learn about the Shamblers’ Ball taking place on October 27th.   Mare Swallow– Founder of The Chicago Writers Conference Patricia Ann McNair– Author and Associate Professor in the Department of Creative Writing of Columbia College Chicago We get a preview of the upcoming conference and discuss Chicagoland’s literary community.  Mare Swallow and Patricia Ann McNair talking to Mike Stephen in the WGN Allstate Showcase Studio.   The Secret History of Chicago Music– Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles Steve Eddington in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on Steve’s life, times, and musical contribution to Chicago. The Secret History’s feature on Steve Eddington.   OTL #418 local music provided by Old Grand Dad…