Mike Stephen talks with: Urban Coyote Research Program principal investigator Stanley Gehrt about wildlife ecology and the upswing of the Chicago coyote population; Wilson L Public Space Committee co-chair Julianne Scherer about the proposed Wilson Underline plan to beautify CTA space in Uptown; and The Farmessori urban farm coordinator Joe Phillips about […]
Entries for the ‘neighborhoods’ Category
OTL: Episode #485- The future of Chicago Public Schools, Racism in the Chicago Police Department, What’s up with those blank billboards in Logan Square?
Mike Stephen talks with: retired art teacher, union guy, and blogger Fred Klonsky about Governor Rauner and Mayor Emanuel teaming up to bust the Chicago Teachers Union and more; journalist Evan F. Moore about his Chicago Reader interview with three African-American cops caught between black and blue; and Logan Square Preservation president Andrew Schneider about an ongoing fight […]
OTL: Episode #481- Inside Uptown’s Shake Rattle & Read, Quitting social media cold turkey, Re-visiting Batavia’s Beardsgaard Barbers
Mike Stephen talks with: Shake Rattle & Read owner Ric Addy about closing shop after 50 years in Uptown; artist/author Dmitry Samarov about quitting social media cold turkey; and Beardsgaard Barbers co-owners Natalie and Tyler Anderson about cutting hair in Batavia (from OTL #416, our first show on WGN Radio). Meanwhile, HAPPY NEW YEAR! This week’s […]
OTL: Episode #479- The importance of CTU’s vote to strike, Jefferson Park Forward, The Secret History of local folker Bob Gibson
Mike Stephen talks with: In These Times associate editor and Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity author Micah Utrecht about the importance of the Chicago Teachers Union strike; Jefferson Park Forward founder Ryan Richter about the future of Chicago’s northwest side; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about folk hero Bob Gibson for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago […]