THE THIRD IN THE OTL NEIGHBORHOOD SERIES…

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(podcasting from the streets of Pilsen in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the “come on over to Pilsen” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen goes on-location in the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago for a profile of this unique community.

Stephanie Manriquez — Executive Assistant at Casa Aztlan

This incredible organization has been assisting the Pilsen community for 40 years with cultural activities, community organizing, and adult education.  We get a look inside the great work that goes on there.

Casa Aztlan in Pilsen

Fr. Chuck Dahm, O.P.— Associate Pastor at St. Pius V Catholic Church

Father Chuck is well-known in the Pilsen community for his work helping victims of domestic violence.  I drop into St. Pius to discuss his experiences in Pilsen.

St. Pius V Catholic Church

Willie Wagner — Owner and Chef at Honky Tonk BBQ

There’s a great BBQ joint in the heart of Pilsen…OF COURSE I’m going to check it out!  Willie sits down to chat about his award-winning BBQ and owning a business in the community.

Honky Tonk BBQ

Vanessa Sanchez — Youth Programs Project Manager for Yollocalli Arts Reach

Art is an important part of the Pilsen community.  Yollocalli encourages area youth and young adults to participate in arts.  Vanessa describes how the programs impact Pilsen residents and her outlook on the future of the neighborhood.

A Mural on the Side of the Building that Houses Yollocalli

OTL #179 local music provided by The Embraceables