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OTL: Episode #444- Local high school journalism, Chicago Area Tiki Tour, Bridgeport’s 1855 Lager Beer Riot reenactment

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(broadcasting on the “it’s tiki time” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen discusses the importance of local high school journalism, previews the Chicago Area Tiki Tour, and visits Bridgeport to learn about the 1855 Lager Beer Riot reenactment.

 

Jason Block–  Program chair, Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

We discuss the importance of high school journalism programs and preview the annual NISPA conference that takes place Friday, April 24.

 

 

 

Caroline Roe– Organizer of The Chicago Area Tiki Tour

We preview this tour of some of the best area tiki bars!

 

Ed Marszewski and Paul Durica– Co-Organizers of Version Fest

Bridgeport’s Version Fest is a wonderful celebration of local art and media.  We learn about this event, including the exciting 1855 Lager Beer Riot reenactment on April 25.

 

 

OTL #444 local music provided by The Cocktail Preachers

OTL #443: Chicago Police citizen surveillance, The man behind Chuy’s stache, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment

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

Mike Stephen discusses the extent of Chicago Police surveillance on citizens, talks to the man behind Chuy Garcia’s mustache, and gets a preview of #DateMe: An OKCupid Experiment.

 

Joel Handley–  Contributing Editor at In These Times

How much police surveillance on Chicagoans is appropriate?  We explore this question and the issue of how provide safety without tramping our 1st Amendment rights.

 

 

 

Steve Bogira– Senior Writer at the Chicago Reader

We hear how Steve opened the door for the beginnings of Chuy Garcia’s mustache.

Photo courtesy of ChicagoReader.com

 

Robin Lynn Norris– Creator of #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment

The world of online dating can be hilarious.  This show running at the UP Comedy Club (230 W. North Ave.) is based off of actual OkCupid conversation and gives us a glimpse into that world

 

 

OTL #443 local music provided by Richard Album

OTL: Episode #442- The Glass Slipper Project, RHINO Poetry, The Secret History of Chicago Music: Meade “Lux” Lewis

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

Mike Stephen learns how The Glass Slipper Project helps thousands of girls attend their proms in style, discuses the local poetry scene with an editor of RHINO, and gets the story of Chicago Bluesman Meade “Lux” Lewis.

 

Amy Ross–  Board President of the Glass Slipper Project

Prom season is upon us.  We learn about this organization that helps deliver prom dresses to deserving high school girls in Chicagoland.

 

 

 

Ralph Hamilton– Editor of RHINO

We get the lowdown on one of the most prestigious poetry journals around and it’s based in Chicagoland.

 

The Secret History of Chicago Music–

Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles 20th century Blues musician Meade “Lux” Lewis in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on his musical contribution to Chicago.

 

 

OTL #442 local music provided by Unplugged and Reborn

OTL: Episode #441- Chicago Police citizen surveillance, TIF Reform, Bucktown residents unite

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(broadcasting on the “walk-of-fame” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen talks to the Chicago Reader’s Mick Dumke about police surveillance on Chicagoans, gets the latest on TIF reform, and learns how Bucktown residents are making the neighborhood a better place.

 

Steve Jensen–  President of the Bucktown Community Organization

Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood is working to unite in order to combat problems, such as crime in the community.  We get the scoop on the efforts of the residents.

 

 

 

Mick Dumke– Senior Writer at the Chicago Reader

Mick stops by to chat about The Chicago Police’s surveillance on citizens and how TIF districts in the city are largely benefiting the downtown area.


Mike Stephen and Mick Dumke continue their political conversation at a post-show breakfast.

 

OTL #441 local music provided by Mirror Coat

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