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NaPodPoMo: Episode 17 - Near West Side

NaPodPoMo: Episode 17 - Near West Side

December 28, 2020

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It's Episode 17 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, I talk about the vast community area of the Near West Side, which encompasses a number of Chicago neighborhoods and attractions. 

This is mile #15 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of 2020 to  "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We didn't finish in November, but the party don't stop! 

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Cover Photo Credit: "United Center and Surrounding Neighborhood, Chicago, Illinois" by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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NaPodPoMo: Episode 16 - Tri-Taylor Historic District

NaPodPoMo: Episode 16 - Tri-Taylor Historic District

December 26, 2020

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It's Episode 16 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, I talk about one of my favorite independent cafes, Chicago Hope Coffee, as well as one of my least favorite places in the city, The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. We top off the discussion by looking at their surrounding neighborhood, the Tri-Taylor Historic District

 

This is mile #14 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of 2020 to  "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We didn't finish in November, but the party don't stop! 

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Cover Photo Credit: "File:Tri-Taylor HD Chicago IL.jpg" by Andrew Jameson is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

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NaPodPoMo: Episode 15 - Douglass Park

NaPodPoMo: Episode 15 - Douglass Park

December 14, 2020

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It's Episode 15 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, I talk about one of my favorite parks in the city, newly renamed Douglass Park, and one of my favorite events that happen there, Riot Fest!

This is mile #13 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of 2020 to  "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We didn't finish in November, but the party don't stop! 

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Cover Photo Credit: "Frederick Douglass" by Marion Doss is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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NaPodPoMo: Episode 14 - La Villita (Little Village)

NaPodPoMo: Episode 14 - La Villita (Little Village)

December 8, 2020

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It's Episode 14 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, I talk about one of my favorite neighborhoods in this city, La Villita aka Little Village.   

This is mile #12 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of 2020 to  "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We didn't finish in November, but the party don't stop! 

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Cover Photo Credit: "La Villita Arch" by reallyboring is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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NaPodPoMo - Episode 13: McKinleyPark

NaPodPoMo - Episode 13: McKinleyPark

December 7, 2020

Hey Everyone!

It's Episode 13 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, I talk about the McKinley Park neighborhood.  

This is mile #11 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of 2020 to  "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We didn't finish in November, but the party don't stop! 

Make sure you have your phone handy as you listen, it will make things so much better.  Trust me! 

Let's continue our walk together this November as we explore this historic street. 

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Cover Photo Credit: "McKinley Park Dusk" by istorija is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

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NaPodPoMo Episode12 - Back of the Yards

NaPodPoMo Episode12 - Back of the Yards

November 30, 2020

Hey Everyone!

It's Episode 12 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, I talk about the Back of the Yards neighborhood?  How did it get that name?  Let's talk about!  

This is mile #10 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of 2020 to  "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We didn't finish in November, but the party don't stop! 

Make sure you have your phone handy as you listen, it will make things so much better.  Trust me! 

Let's continue our walk together this November as we explore this historic street. 

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Cover Photo Credit: "Back of the Yards" by pasa47 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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NaPodPoMo Episode 11 - The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago

NaPodPoMo Episode 11 - The Fire Museum of Greater Chicago

November 18, 2020

Hey Everyone!

It's Episode 11 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, I briefly talk about the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago. Have you ever been there?  

This is mile #9 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of November to "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We will be dropping 30 episodes during the month of November! 

Make sure you have your phone handy as you listen, it will make things so much better.  Trust me! 

Let's continue our walk together this November as we explore this historic street. 

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Cover Photo Credit: "The Fire" by Marcin Wichary is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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NaPodPoMo: Episode 10 - Gage Park

NaPodPoMo: Episode 10 - Gage Park

November 16, 2020

Hey Everyone!

It's Episode 10 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, we explore Gage Park. We also talk Chicago Bungalows and Chicago Gangs.  How do we cover so much ground in one mile?  Listen to find out.  

This is mile #8 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of November to "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We will be dropping 30 episodes during the month of November! 

Make sure you have your phone handy as you listen, it will make things so much better.  Trust me! 

Let's continue our walk together this November as we explore this historic street. 

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Cover Photo Credit: "Chicago Bungalows, Berwyn" by StevenM_61 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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NaPodPoMo: Episode 9 - The Dividing Line

NaPodPoMo: Episode 9 - The Dividing Line

November 15, 2020

Hey Everyone!

It's Episode 9 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

On this mile of our journey, we explore three Chicago neighborhoods; Englewood, Chicago Lawn, and Marquette Park, which has a long history of racial strife here in Chicago.  Did you know that the National Socialist Party of America, aka, The Nazi Party, had a headquarters in Marquette Park?  Well, let's explore!  

This is mile #7 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of November to "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We will be dropping 30 episodes during the month of November! 

Make sure you have your phone handy as you listen, it will make things so much better.  Trust me! 

Let's continue our walk together this November as we explore this historic street. 

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NaPodPoMo: Episode 8 - Ashburn & Harold’s Chicken

NaPodPoMo: Episode 8 - Ashburn & Harold’s Chicken

November 9, 2020

Hey Everyone!

It's Episode 8 of NaPodPoMo 2020.

Man, we had such an amazing night last night, we had to take a break from posting.  No worries, we still have full confidence that we will hit our NaPodPoMo goal of 30 episodes in 30 days, we just gotta double up. 

In this mile of Western Avenue, we start to see the car dealerships pile up, and we encounter a Chicago staple: Harold's Chicken Shack! Learn about Harold's, as well as the neighborhood of Ashburn in this episode! 

This is mile #6 of our exploration of the longest street in Chicago, Western Ave, which spans 24 miles right through the city. We'll be taking the rest of November to "Stroll down Western Ave." as part of the National Podcasting Post Month.  We will be dropping one episode a day for the entirety of November! 

Make sure you have your phone handy as you listen, it will make things so much better.  Trust me! 

Let's continue our walk together this November as we explore this historic street. 

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