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Jan 29, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with City Bureau co-founder/editorial director Darryl Holliday about his news organization's special issue "Living With Lead: How Generations of Chicagoans Carry the Weight of a Toxin Hiding in Plain Sight," checks in with Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield about his Chicago Reader column on

Jan 22, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with reporter Stephanie Grimoldby about how some Cook County suburbs are not complying with the new minimum wage and sick time requirements, chats with Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about obscure singer/guitarist Johnnie Temple for this week's "Winter Blues" edition of The Secret History of...

Jan 15, 2017

Mike Stephen chats with The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about how Chicagoans can challenge some old red light camera violations, talks with Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) Chicago co-director Felipe Tendick-Matesanz about local efforts to protect minority workers by establishing sanctuary...

Jan 8, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with UIC Criminology, Law and Justice professor John Hagedorn about whether or not tougher sentencing can stop Chicago's violent crime epidemic; checks in with Chicago#WritersResist co-event manager Brian Kornell about resisting intolerance within the local literary community; and chats with 

Jan 1, 2017

Mike Stephen takes a look back at 2016 and peeks into 2017... with Chicago Reader associate editor Brianna Wellen about women in the local comedy sceneChicagoist food editor Anthony Todd about some recent restaurant openings and closings, and Chicago Sun-Times staff reporter Mick Dumke about the local political...