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Outside the Loop RADIO

Jul 17, 2021

Mike Stephen remembers the proposed Crosstown Expressway from the 1970s with local writer Mary Wisniewski, learns about housing assistance in the wake of the pandemic with Anthony Simpkins, president & CEO of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, and discovers the Secret History of Chicago tenor sax man Ari Brown....


Dec 12, 2020

Mike Stephen talks to Chicago’s Chief Equity Officer, Candace Moore, about a new citywide initiative to help racial dialogue called Together We Heal, learns about the uptick in anxiety in youth with Dr. Orson Morrison of DePaul Family and Community Services, and gets the lowdown on the great work of Teamwork Englewood...


Aug 19, 2018

Mike Stephen discusses the possibility of enacting a moratorium on the expansion of expressways in Chicagoland with Ron Burke of the Active Transportation Alliance, previews a community-building event called the CivicLab Harambee with Tom Tresser, and learns the Secret History of Evanston activist folk singer Kristin...


Mar 27, 2014

Mike Stephen investigates "extreme" underground supper clubs, previews the Chicago Improv Fest, and talks tacos with the creator of the Chicago Taco Tour website.


Nov 8, 2012

Mike Stephen talks with local artist John Airo about his recent Chicago Flag series, previews a fundraiser for the owner of Gold Star, and reviews NewCity's Best of Chicago 2012 list with the magazine's editor.