(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)
(broadcasting on the “top chef” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)
Mike Stephen talks to the 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack about new oversight measures for future lease deals, learns about a local literary event at the Heartland Cafe, and gets the skinny on Chef Rick Tramanto from Time Out Chicago’s food editor David Tamarkin.
Ald Waguespack is the chief sponsor of a new ordinance that would increase the public transparent and government oversight of future local lease deals (such as the parking meter deal that went down earlier in the year). He talks to us about this ordinance and the dire financial situation of the city.
Cristina Henriquez — Local Author
Tonight at the Heartland Cafe Cristina and three other authors take part in the An October Sort of City: Chicago Authors Talk Chicago. She previews the event and discusses Chicago’s influence on her work.
David Tamarkin – Food Editor for Time Out Chicago
The latest edition of TOC features David’s profile of local chef Rick Tramonto. David joins us this week to give us some highlights of getting to know the Chef.
Chef Rick Tramonto
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