Mike Stephen continues the Winter Tavern Tour and stops by The Water Hole on Western Ave., discusses the possible impact of Amazon coming to the Pullman neighborhood, and learns the Secret History of blues guitarist Jimmy Johnson. This week the local music comes from Motel Breakfast. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen learns how we can’t impeach a Chicago mayor, welcomes local jazz musician Joe Policastro to preview his trio’s show, and discovers the Secret History of blues singer Lucille Spann. Plus: Joe visits the OTL Wrap Party segment to discuss playing music in Chicago and the awesomeness of the late Neil Peart of Rush. This week we enjoy local music from The Joe Policastro Trio, of course! Also: let us know where we should go for the upcoming OTL Winter Tavern Tour! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen discusses the rise of democratic socialism in the Chicago City Council with author Edward McClelland, learns that it’s safe to fish in the Chicago River (kind of), and discovers the Secret History of radio DJ Jerry-O. This week’s local music is brought to you by Lester Ray. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with ProPublica Illinois reporter Mick Dumke about City Council committee patronage and politics, explores the idea of the state doing away with townships, and discusses the possibility of an increase in taxes on electric vehicles. The local music on this week’s show comes from Warped Wonder. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.