OTL: Episode #421- Homeroom 101 Series, Can biology determine future criminals?, Local politics roundup with Mick Dumke

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “this is your homeroom” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen previews the Homeroom 101 series on online privacy, discusses the role of biology in determining future violent criminals, and analyzes how the recent elections will affect our communities.   Seth Vanek– Program Director, Homeroom We learn about this local resource for creative Chicagoans and preview their latest event: Dark Net 101: Online Privacy, Piracy, and Human Experimentation at The Hungry Brain bar in Roscoe Village on 11/11/14.     Dr. Adrian Raine– Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, & Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Raine will be speaking at Dominican University in River Forest on 11/13/14 about “The Anatomy of Violence.”  He tells us about his research in documenting brain impairments in adolescent and adult offenders. Dr. Adrian Raine   Mick Dumke– Senior writer at the Chicago Reader We get a recap of how the results from Tuesday’s election affect us in our communities from one of the best political reporters in Chicago. Mike Stephen listens to Mick Dumke’s analysis of the recent election.   OTL #421 local music provided by Aly Jados…

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 #419- Chicago storyteller Jack Zimmerman, Local Star Trek hardcore music, Mike Loves Tacos

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “Chicago stories” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen talks tacos, visits with acclaimed local storyteller and author Jack Zimmerman, and debuts a new hardcore metal song about Star Trek: The Next Generation.   Jack Zimmerman– Chicago author and storyteller One of the most unique storytellers in Chicago drops by the studio to chat about his life, his work, and his new book: Cooked. Jack Zimmerman and Mike Stephen in the WGN Allstate Showcase Studio    Collin Seaman & T.J. Martin– Band members of TNG Take Star Trek: The Next Generation and add hardcore metal.  The result is TNG.  We go on-location to Backhouse Productions in Glendale Heights, IL and get a behind the scenes look at the latest song: “Up the Long Ladder.”  Check out the behind-the-scenes making of the song HERE.  T.J. Martin, Mike Stephen, and Collin Seaman lay down sweet vocals on TNG’s “Up the Long Ladder.”   Mike Loves Tacos– He really does. The latest edition of this Chicago-centric taco series is online HERE.  Mike wakes up his guest John Berka to reflect on his time eating tacos on camera at El Asadero in Lincoln Square (2213 W. Montrose). John Berka and Mike Stephen eat tacos at El Asadero in Lincoln Square.     OTL #419 local music provided by The Artist Formerly Known As Vince…

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…