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(broadcasting on the “court is now in session” radio station WGN-AM 720)

Mike Stephen learns about a project that examines Cook County Court data, discusses police staffing in Chicago, gets the lowdown on an old-school local Blues musician: Jazz Gillum, and talks to a high school student who happens to be part of the Chicago music scene.

 

Tracy Siska – Executive Director, Chicago Justice Project

The CJP’s latest project, Convicted in Cook, examines data from the Cook County Circuit Court from 2005-2009 in order to shed light on how the local courts operate.  Tracy also discusses his recent op-ed about police staffing in Chicago.

 

 

The Secret History of Chicago Music–

Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles 20th century Blues musician Jazz Gillum in this week’s Chicago Reader.  He gives us the lowdown on his musical contribution to Chicago.

 

 

Jacob Gold– Member of the band Purple Door and a high school junior at Jones College Prep

We get the perspective of the Chicago music scene from one of its youngest members.

 

 

Purple Door rocking hard

 

 

OTL #432 local music provided by Purple Door