Podcast: May 24, 2014

Skinny & Houli celebrate Memorial Day weekend wiht old friend Pat Creevy, author of terrific novel, “Ryan’s Woods”  which captures a coming of age story of a kid growing up on the Southside. Check out “Ryan’s Woods” for a nostalgic trip back to the good old days. Then Sheila McShane from Armagh visits with us on the night before the sentencing of the villian who attacked her daughter Natasha four years ago in Bucktown with a baseball bat. Sheila brings news of Natasha’s progress and tells the story of how she met Skinny’s siter Mary Dunne at the hospital when Mary brought her a relic of Saint Oliver Plunkett to help Natasha. Last weeka Cook County judge sentenced Natasha’s attacker to 90 years in prison. [Newry Times]

Then Katie Dunne drops by to promote the 1st Annual Sheriff’s Memorial Foundation fundraiser at Bourbon Street on Sunday June 1st from 2-5PM dedicated to assisting families of Sheriff’s officers who have been killed in the line of duty.

Skinny & Houli bringing the news this week and every week to Chicagoland’s Irish American community!

About Mike Houlihan

Mike Houlihan is the writer and star of the independent feature film “Tapioca,” also starring Ben Vereen and Tim Kazurinsky.. Mike began his professional career in show business 36 years ago as an apprentice actor with the American Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, Ct. Mike Houlihan is Chicago’s own “triple threat” writer, producer, and performer whose talents have earned him the respect and confidence of our media community. He is a former weekly features columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, “Houli in ’da Hood,” and since 1996 has written his humor column in The Irish American News, “Hooliganism.”

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