OTL: Episode #542- Affordable housing on the NW Side, Roses4Austin, The Secret History of Big John Wrencher
Mike Stephen talks with:
- Chicago Housing Initiative organizer Ben Goldsmith about the controversial push for affordable housing in Jefferson Park;
- Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Sydney Jackson and St. Catherine – St. Lucy School principal Sharon Leamy about the Roses4Austin after-school program and the importance of volunteering in the community; and
- Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about one-armed harmonica player Big John Wrencher for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.
This week’s local music is provided by the Boogers.
OTL host Mike Stephen poses with Roses4Austin founder Sydney Jackson
in a classroom at St. Catherine – St. Lucy School in Oak Park.