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Oct 15, 2017

Mike Stephen crosses radio waves with WRFU-LP station manager DJ BJ Clark in Urbana, IL for another installment of Low Power to the People, chats with Vicki White, President of Chicago Books to Women in Prison, about the organization's efforts to bring a little humanity to inmates all over the US, and visits Plastic...


Oct 8, 2017

Mike Stephen brings the national gun headlines closer to home and chats with Colleen Daley, Executive Director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, turns south to learn about the unique history of railways with Allisa Opyd, Community Events Manager for the Village of Homewood, IL, and welcomes Keya Trammell...


Oct 1, 2017

Mike Stephen chats with both Bethany Gomillion, Marathon Campaign Coordinator at Run Domestic Violence Out of Town, and Elizabeth Gray, marathoner and domestic abuse survivor, about fighting domestic violence; checks in with Natalie Anderson, co-owner of Batavia's Beardsgaard Barbers, about that booming small business;...


Sep 24, 2017

11 years of Outside the Loop Radio have brought Mike Stephen a myriad of laughs, debates, tacos, and gray hairs to his head. To celebrate OTL's 11th birthday, Mike features three stories connected to a topic near and dear to his heart, DIY media.His anniversary guests include Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at...


Sep 17, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with Geoff Meyer, President of The Chicagoland Youth Football League, about where youth football stands in a CTE-aware world, visits Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to learn about the influential '80s house musicians Master Plan in another installment of the Secret History of Chicago Music, and...