This week Mike Stephen reveals his debut on the local podcast Improvised Star Trek, dives into the contract negotiations between the Non-Tenured-Track (NTT) faculty and Loyola University Chicago, chats with local author Jessica Mlinaric about her new book Secret Chicago, and previews the Chicago Public Library’s ChiTeenLitFest. Local music for #OTL599 is powered by Melody Angel. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen gets warm and cozy with: David Merriman, co-director, Fiscal Futures Project; OTL Winter Tavern Tour Stop #2: The Friendly Tap Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago blues artist Smilin Bobby for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music This week’s local music is powered by Black Road. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen chews up mad hawt topix with: Miguel Jimenez community organizer for the Metropolitan Tenants Organization about rent control in Illinois; Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago blues artist Mary Lane for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and Meg Ormiston, teacher and author of NOW Classrooms. This week’s local music is provided by The Ions. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen talks with: Jovan Mrvos, Zach Martin, and Quinton Swenski, Members of WDBF-LP in Decatur, IN, to talk community radio from the High School prospective for another installment of Low Power to the People; Kate Hennessy, author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty; and, Scott Kennedy, creator of the website Illinois Election Data. This week’s local music is provided by Minor Characters. Mike Stephen analyzes the data from the last municipal election courtesy of Illinois Election Data. (Also, he’s standing in Lake Michigan) To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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