Mike Stephen previews the Young Feminist Conference with Cause the Effect Chicago’s founder Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, learns about another conference aimed at connecting journalists and their communities called the People-Powered Publishing Conference, and discovers the Secret History of 60s frat-rockers 4 Taus. This week’s local music is brought to you by Jason Valley. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with ProPublica Illinois reporter Mick Dumke about City Council committee patronage and politics, explores the idea of the state doing away with townships, and discusses the possibility of an increase in taxes on electric vehicles. The local music on this week’s show comes from Warped Wonder. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen learns about a new independently-produced web series covering local politics called Chicago’s New Boss, gets the lowdown on variety of local Korean food options with Nick Kindelsperger of the Chicago Tribune, and discovers the Secret History of bassist Calvin “Fuzz” Jones. This week’s local music is brought to you by Mindswimmer. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen drops by The Levee in Hermosa as part of the OTL Winter Tavern Tour, discusses the future of The Old Town School of Folk Music with CEO Jim Newcomb, and learns about the struggle of life outside the Cook County Jail with author and sociologist Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve. The local music this week is powered by Jan James. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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