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Jun 18, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with American Library Association president Julie Todaro about the continued importance of libraries and the upcoming 2017 ALA Annual Conference here in Chicago; checks in with DNAinfo Chicago reporter Patty Wetli about the surprising (non)success rate of Chicago's Michelin-rated restaurants, and...


Jun 11, 2017

Mike Stephen chats with Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about 1970s rockers Bad Axe for this week's edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, talks with Active Transportation Alliance advocacy director Jim Merrell about a new report that says fatal car/pedestrian crash rates are higher in the suburbs,...


Jun 4, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with AARP Illinois associate state director Julie Vahling about the future of landline telephones in Illinois, chats with civic educator Tom Tresser about our city's financial future as detailed in Chicago Is Not Broke: Funding the City We Deserve, and checks in with Illinois Science Council executive...


May 28, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with Loyola University professor of Criminal Justice and Psychology Arthur Lurigio about the psychology of violence in Chicago, chats with Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about unheralded vibe man Paris Smith for this week's edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and checks in with Fair...


May 21, 2017

Mike Stephen talks with Chicago Sun-Times staff reporter Mick Dumke about why the Chicago Police Department has created a secret "Strategic Subject List" of possible violent criminals, chats with art historian Patricia Balton Stratton about her new book The Chicago Picasso: A Point of Departure, and checks in with Urban...