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Outside the Loop RADIO

Dec 6, 2015

Mike Stephen chats with local renaissance man and music historian Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about his new book My Kind of Sound: The Secret History of Chicago Music Compendium, talks with Roosevelt High School junior Gabriel Viyella about working for better school lunches via his civics class and The School Lunch Project: Culinary Denial blog, and looks back with Columbia College history professor Dominic Pacyga about Chicago's meatpacking days as chronicled in his book Slaughterhouse: Chicago's Union Stock Yard and the World it Made. Meanwhile, we learn that Chicago is ranked as the sixth best city for public transit in 2016. See also #CTAfails. This week's local music is provided by Wired Minds.