Mike Stephen learns about the new Chicago Tool Library, previews the upcoming Chicago International Pen Show, and dives into the Secret History of Des Plaines garage-rockers The Infinitives. This week’s local music is brought to you by The Unswept. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen discusses why some black millennials are staying in the city, gets an update about the impact of TIF districts on neighborhoods, and learns about the issues surrounding the proposed landmark district in Pilsen. Mike and Producer Collin talk about dive bars and landmarks as part of the OTL Wrap Party. The local music on this week’s show comes from Caroline Campbell. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen learns about a new Chicago history podcast called Windy City Historians, recaps what Katie Sieracki learned after her aldermanic campaign in the 33rd Ward, and discovers the Secret History of late local blues talent Louis Myers. This week’s local music is brought to you by OIO. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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Mike Stephen discusses rehabilitating ex-gang members with Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, learns about the progress of the state’s environmental protection policies with the executive director of the Illinois Environmental Council, and explores the transportation platform of the new mayor-elect of Chicago with John Greenfield of Streetsblog Chicago. AND Mike and Collin debut a new segment: The OTL Wrap Party. Yay! The local music on this week’s show comes from Pyramid Scheme. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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