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Entries for January, 2016

OTL: Episode #485- The future of Chicago Public Schools, Racism in the Chicago Police Department, What’s up with those blank billboards in Logan Square?

Mike Stephen talks with:   retired art teacher, union guy, and blogger Fred Klonsky about Governor Rauner and Mayor Emanuel teaming up to bust the Chicago Teachers Union and more;   journalist Evan F. Moore about his Chicago Reader interview with three African-American cops caught between black and blue; and   Logan Square Preservation president Andrew Schneider about an ongoing fight […]

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OTL: Episode #484- Stopping harassment on the CTA, The Secret History of Bluesman Magic Slim, Previewing Toons’ Wing Fling

Mike Stephen talks with:   Courage Campaign: CTA founder Kara Crutcher about combating harassment on Chicago public transit and her reaction to a controversial ad campaign;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about guitar shredder Magic Slim for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and   Toons Bar & Grill owner Danny Beck about […]

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OTL: Episode #483- Ald. Arena talks Chicago finances, Diversity in the teacher workforce, Getting crafty with Handmade Market

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago’s 45th Ward alderman John Arena about the city’s finances and why the Progressive Caucus is urging the Emanuel administration to reconsider its plans to pay interest rate swap termination penalties;   Jenner Academy of the Arts principal Robert Croston about school diversity and what it takes to produce more black teachers; and   Handmade Market organizer Heather […]

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OTL: Episode #482- Documenting Chicago’s segregation in pictures, Protecting our civil liberties, The Secret History of Blues guitarist Eddie Taylor

Mike Stephen talks with:   Connected Division artist/photographer Austyn Wyche about documenting segregation in Chicago via his Connected Division project;   Scrappers Film Group journalism producer Yana Kunichoff about the new “Rights Lab” web series (in collaboration with Truthout) that premieres with the Can the Government Spy on My Phone? episode at High Concept Laboratories; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Delta-to-Chicago blues […]

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