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Outside the Loop RADIO

Jan 21, 2023

Mike Stephen discusses the impact and significance of the Chicago Public Library over the last 150 years with library commissioner Chris Brown and then discovers the Secret History of local blues vocalist and drummer Ms. Johnnie...

Jan 14, 2023

Mike Stephen talks to former Chicago Tribune reporter Josh Noel about his decision to leave the paper and then learns about local train crawls from Scott Presslak, the founder of Yard...

Jan 7, 2023

Mike Stephen learns about The Answer Inc, a local organization that helps those with disabilities, from founder and CEO Debra Vines, gets the lowdown on the best Led Zeppelin tribute band from "Bobby Plant 2" (aka: Bruce Lamont), and discovers the Secret History of blues guitar master John...

Dec 31, 2022

Mike Stephen airs a few big show conversations from 2022.  Happy New Year from your friends at Outside the Loop!

Dec 24, 2022

Mike Stephen gets an update on the impact of TIF districts on Chicago neighborhoods over the past year with Tom Tresser, co-founder of The CivicLab, and then re-airs a conversation with Illinois native Kevin Jakubowski, the screenwriter of the Holiday film