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

(broadcasting on the “illumination” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen learns about the TIF Illumination Project, Looks back on the future of music predictions, and discusses how some big businesses avoid paying taxes.

 

Tom Tresser– Educator, organizer, and co-founder of CivicLab

TIF reform is an important topic and Tom is in the thick of it.  Check out tifreports.com and a series of public events to learn more about how TIFs work.  You can also sign a petition to put TIFs on property tax bills.

 

 

Looking back at the future of music

Mike discovered an interview he recorded in the old WLUW studio with writer Lou Carlozo from 2001.  In this this clip they discuss when the future of music could be.  We see if what they talked about came true.

The old WLUW studio circa 2000.

 

Celeste Meiffren– Filed Director for the IL Public Interest Research Group

IL PIRG’s report, Representation Without Taxation, shows how some Fortune 500 companies exploit loopholes and distort the tax code to avoid billions of dollars in taxes.  Celeste discusses the report.

 

OTL #346 local music provided by Sonia Khaleel