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Outside the Loop RADIO

Feb 22, 2020

Mike Stephen keeps the Winter Tavern Tour going and visits the Nisei Lounge in Wrigleyville, learns about Illinois’ pathway to renewable energy, and discusses the state’s finances in the wake of the state budget address this week.  The Golden Horse Ranch Band brings us the local...


Feb 15, 2020

Mike Stephen continues the Winter Tavern Tour and stops by The Water Hole on Western Ave., discusses the possible impact of Amazon coming to the Pullman neighborhood, and learns the Secret History of blues guitarist Jimmy Johnson This week the local music comes from Motel...


Feb 8, 2020

Mike Stephen kicks off the Winter Tavern Tour at The Matchbox in West Town, learns about a program that turns young writers into published novelists called Open Books Publishing Academy, and discusses the efforts to recruit more bilingual teachers in the state.  And this week we enjoy local music from Way to Go...


Feb 1, 2020

Mike Stephen visits the show FORTS! at the Filament Theatre in Portage Park, drops by a new vinyl record store in Ravenswood, and learns the Secret History of slide guitarist John Littlejohn This week the local music comes from The Weekend Run...


Jan 26, 2020

Mike Stephen chats about all things related to podcasting!  Matt Young of Hello From the Magic Tavern, Ryan Ingwersen of ABV Chicago, and Kelly Opalko from the Chicago Podcast Festival stop by the studio to discuss podcasting in Chicago and beyond.  This week's local tunes provided by Sports...