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OTL: Episode #448- Hit Like a Girl drum contest, Chicago is taco heaven, The Secret History of Chicago Music: The Hounds

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(broadcasting on the “taco heaven” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen gets the story of one awesome local female drummer, discusses how Chicago is the best taco city in America, and learns about a 70s band from the south side: The Hounds.

 

Kaylee Preston– Local drummer and finalist in the Hit Like a Girl Contest

We visit Kaylee in her practice space to get the story of how she was a finalist in a unique international drum contest.

 

Kaylee Preston on the drums.  Photo by Alen Kahn.

 

Jason Mathews Writer, Playboy.com

Recently Jason penned the article, The Windy City’s Top Taco Joints.  We catch up with Jason at a local taqueria to get his take on tacos in Chicago.

 

 Jason Mathews after a taco dinner.

 

The Secret History of Chicago Music–

Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles Chicago rockers, The Hounds, in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on their musical contribution to the region.

 

 

 

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OTL: Episode #447- YMTE Podcast, Chicago Wildlife Watch, Inside the Koval Distillery

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(broadcasting on the “wildlife watch” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen previews a YMTE podcast recording event, learns about cataloging Chicago’s wild animals, and visits the Koval Distillery in Ravenswood to learn about local craft distilling.

 

Brandon Wetherbee– Host of the You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast

We preview the YMTE podcast recording at Saki in Logan Square coming up on May 21st and learn about the Brightest Young Things Chicago site that’s starting up soon.

 

 

Dr. Seth Magle– Urban Wildlife Institute director, Lincoln Park Zoo

Dr. Laura Whyte– Citizen Science director, Adler Planetarium

The Chicago Wildlife Watch aims to find out what wild animals live in and around Chicago by utilizing a network of cameras.  We get the lowdown and this ambitious and very cool project from two of the scientists involved.

 

 

 

Robert Birnecker and Sonat BirneckerFounders and owners of Koval Distillery

We go inside this organic distillery in Ravenswood to learn about its history and how it revitalized craft distilling in Chicago.

 

 Sonat and Robert inside the Koval Distillery

 

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OTL: Episode #446- Using your DNA as art, The story of local rocker Marty Grebb, Previewing Chicago Zine Fest

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(broadcasting on the “DNArt” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen learns about a local artist using found DNA in her projects, gets the story of Buckinghams member Marty Grebb, and previews the Chicago Zine Fest happening next weekend.

 

Heather Dewey-HagborgAssistant professor of art and technology studies at The School of the Art Institute

DNA says a lot about who we are and Heather’s Stranger Visions project uses random DNA to make art.  We get the story.

 

An example of a Stranger Visions DNA portrait

 

The Secret History of Chicago Music–

Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles Chicago rocker, Marty Grebb, in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on his musical contribution to the region.

 

 

 

John Wawrzaszek– Co-organizer of Chicago Zine Fest

Zines are a form of independent publishing and are popular in Chicagoland.  We get a preview of the Chicago Zine Fest, a two-day event on May 8th and 9th that celebrates the art of zine-making.

 

 

 

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OTL: Episode #445- Living on a Chicago houseboat, Taking art to the streets with Opera-Matic, The Secret History of Chicago Music: Churchill Moor

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(broadcasting on the “houseboat” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen visits a couple who is living on a Chicago houseboat, learns about Opera-Matic’s mission to bring art into the community, and gets the story of 60s rockers from Des Plaines: Churchill Moor.

 

Colette Gabriel and Kevin Wright–  Residents of Cygnet, a houseboat docked at River City Marina

We visit a Chicago couple who decided to live on a houseboat in Chicago…even through the winter.

 

Colette Gabriel and Kevin Wright standing outside their home

 

Mark Messing– Executive Director, Opera-Matic

On June 6th the much-anticipated Bloomingdale Trail opens in Chicago.  We find out what participatory public art projects Opera-Matic has planned for this event.

 

The Secret History of Chicago Music–

Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles 60s rockers from Des Plaines, Churchill Moor, in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on their musical contribution to Chicago.

 

 

 

 

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