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OTL: Episode #450- Developing Chicago’s riverfronts, A new NW Side linear park, The Secret History of Chicago Music: Redwood Landing

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(broadcasting on the “banks of the Michigan Ditch” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen discusses the future of Chicago’s riverfronts, gets the lowdown on a proposed linear park on the NW Side, and learns about a 70s local band that never made it to the big time: Redwood Landing.

 

Margaret Frisbie– Executive Director, Friends of the Chicago River

The new downtown Chicago Riverwalk opened recently, but there are plans to explore the potential for the rest of Chicagoland’s riverfronts.  We learn about the Great Rivers Chicago Project.

 

 

Heather Cherone– Writer and Producer, DNA Info Chicago

We get the lowdown on the possibility of a new linear park on the NW side of the city.

 

The proposed Weber Spur

 

The Secret History of Chicago Music–

Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles Chicago folk-funk band, Redwood Landing, in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on their musical contribution to the region.

 

 

 

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OTL: Episode #449- A conversation with the future of Chicago

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(broadcasting on the “future of Chicago” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen visits Chicago Vocational Career Academy in South Chicago and talks to three high school students about their views on life in Chicago and the city’s future.

 

Pierre Walton, Monique Covington, Shakayla Walker– Students at Chicago Vocational Career Academy

This week we take the show on the road and visit Dave Stieber’s history classroom so we can talk about the future of Chicago with…the future of Chicago!

 

(L to R) Dave Stieber, Pierre Walton, Mike Stephen, Shakayla Walker, Monique Covington at the Chicago Vocational Career Academy.

 

 

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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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