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(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the “smoke ’em if ya’ got ’em” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen talks new Chicago pot laws, learns about the Near North Unity Program, and explores whether or not Chicago is in decline.

 

Mick Dumke— Senior writer at the Chicago Reader

Recently, Mayor Emanuel announced his support for a plan that would lessen the consequences of getting caught with small amounts of marijuana.  We get the latest on this from Mick.

Photo courtesy of ChicagoReader.com


Abu Ansari Content manager of connectnearnorth.org

Randall Blakey- Facilitator of the Near North Unity Program

The Near North neighborhood has gone through many changes over the years.  We learn about efforts to bring that community closer together through local social programs and technology.

 

 

Aaron Renn– Urban analyst and publisher of The Urbanophile

Aaron wrote an article called “The Second Rate City?” where he argues that our city could be in decline.  He discusses his thoughts on this topic this week.


OTL #297 local music provided by Soft Jolts