Mike Stephen sits down to chat with: Sol Flores, Democratic Candidate for Illinois Congressional 4th District; OTL Winter Tavern Tour #3: Skylark, and Jake Timm of Oshkosh Media and WOCT-LP. This week’s local music is provided by Beach Bunny. 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.

Mike Stephen conversates with:   Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center, and John Preston, member, IL Black Panther Party;   Bill Hagan, volunteer and auxiliary deputy at the Lake County Sheriff Department; and   Mike Gebert, editor and publisher, Fooditor.   Let us know about your favorite cozy winter neighborhood bars/taverns here! This week’s local music is provided pop-punkers Five Three Eyes.  Mike with Tanya Woods, executive director of the Westside Justice Center, and John Preston, member of the IL Black Panther Party.  To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: #581- Decatur, IN’s WDBF-LP, Dorothy Day’s personal story, Illinois Election Data

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.