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OTL: Episode #486- Chicago Gay Hockey, Coding While Black, The Secret History of local Bluesman Luther Allison

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

  • Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about unclassifiable guitar hero Luther Allison for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.

 

Meanwhile, we wonder if Chicago’s plastic bag ban is working.

 

This week’s local music is provided by Glamour Hotline.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen checks out the scene before strapping on his skates with the Chicago Gay Hockey Association.
OTL host Mike Stephen checks out the scene before strapping on his skates with the Chicago Gay Hockey Association.

 

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OTL: Episode #485- The future of Chicago Public Schools, Racism in the Chicago Police Department, What’s up with those blank billboards in Logan Square?

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, we pay tribute to Dan Turner, a personal friend and social justice activist; and we wish Mike’s mom a happy birthday!

 

This week’s local music is provided by Jodee Lewis.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen takes a selfie under a blacked-out billboard in Logan Square.
OTL host Mike Stephen takes a selfie under a blacked-out billboard in Logan Square.

 

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OTL: Episode #484- Stopping harassment on the CTA, The Secret History of Bluesman Magic Slim, Previewing Toons’ Wing Fling

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

  • Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about guitar shredder Magic Slim for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music;

 

 

Meanwhile, we talk about how restaurants are serving us way too many calories.

 

This week’s local music is provided by Fine Subterraneans.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen not only was the MC at the 4th Annual Wing Fling at Toons Bar & Grill, but he also was the milk distributor after the hot wing eating contest!
OTL host Mike Stephen not only was the MC at the 4th Annual Wing Fling at Toons Bar & Grill, but he also was the milk distributor after the hot wing eating contest!

 

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OTL: Episode #483- Ald. Arena talks Chicago finances, Diversity in the teacher workforce, Getting crafty with Handmade Market

Mike Stephen talks with:

 

 

 

  • Handmade Market organizer Heather Flett about what you can find at one of the longest-running craft markets in town.

 

Meanwhile, we defend our neighbors against RoadSnacks and their “10 Worst Chicago Suburbs” list.

 

This week’s local music is provided by the Ben Marshall Band.

 

OTL host Mike Stephen reps his beautiful yet economical hometown of Elmwood Park, Illinois.
OTL host Mike Stephen reps his beautiful yet economical hometown of Elmwood Park, Illinois.

 

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