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.

OTL#588- m1 Interactive’s digital playground, The Secret History of Daddy Stovepipe, Resurrection Project’s DACA work

Mike Stephen talks with:   Brian Dressel, President and owner of M1 Interactive;   Ere Rendon, Vice President of Immigration Advocacy for the Resurrection Project, about the recent news concerning the changes to US immigration policy and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals);   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago blues guitarist Daddy Stovepipe for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and   This week’s local music is provided by Little Church.   Mike designs his own custom Batmobile at m1 Interactive.   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.

OTL: #579- Teamwork Englewood, The Stamp King of Chicago, Chi Hack Night

This week Mike Stephen chats with:   Perry Gunn, the executive director of Teamwork Englewood;   Chicago’s “Stamp King” Charles Berg about ChicagoPEX 2017 and   Emily Drevets, organizer and Master of Ceremonies for Chi HackNight.   This week’s tasty local music was powered by WC and the Fam! Mike looks into bettering Chicago by using public data at Chi Hack Night. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.