Mike Stephen gets warm and cozy with: OTL listener CJ and Chris the bartender of Guthries Tavern for the first installment of the OTL’s 2018 Winter Tavern Tour; Shamus Toomey, editor-in-chief, Block Club Chicago, and Jill Doub, senior director of public engagement for Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, about the Chicago Volunteer Expo. 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 talks with: Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America; Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about 60’s garage rockers Royal Flairs for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and; Michele Zurakowski, Executive Director of the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. This week’s local music is provided by Montrose Man. Mike stops by the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry to discuss the power of volunteerism 365 with Michele Zurakowski. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen talks with: Bethany Gomillion, Marathon Campaign Coordinator of Run Domestic Violence Out of Town and Elizabeth Gray, marathoner and domestic abuse survivor, about combating domestic abuse; Natalie Anderson, co-owner and barber educator at Beardsgaard Barbers, about the success of this unique Batavia-based shop; and May Tsupros, Executive Director and Co-founder of The Gardeneers, about educating CPS students on local urban farming and healthy eating This week’s local music is provided by Fire Garden. Mike Stephen out in the field to explore the Gardeneers’ rail garden in Homan Square. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: The Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois professor David Merriman about the Fiscal Futures Project plan for getting Illinois back on the path to financial stability; The Night Ministry advocacy and community affairs manager Tedd Peso about working with the local homeless community and the “Covers for Cover 8” concert benefiting the Response-Ability Pregnant and Parenting Program (RAPPP); and Cocktails for Ding Dongs illustrator Alexandra Ensign about putting together a unique guide to making awesome drinks. Meanwhile, we reminisce about work holiday parties past as we enter the season of office-related debauchery! This week’s local music is provided by Donnie Biggins. Cocktails for Ding Dongs illustrator Alexandra Ensign meets up with OTL host Mike Stephen at Mac’s Wood Fired tavern for a drink. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.