Mike Stephen talks with: Chicago Justice Project executive director Tracy Siska about changes that need to be made within the Chicago Police Department; Fulton Market Association executive director Roger Romanelli about fixing the treacherous stretch of Lake Street between Halsted and Ashland; and The Platoon of Power Squadron creator/writer/director Jake Jarvi about about his long-running locally-produced web series that’s coming to an end. Meanwhile, we discuss street musicians dodging a proposed ban on performing on Michigan Avenue, and we play a voicemail from #1 OTL fan Mrs. Stephen, who feels like she’s been double-crossed by Mr. Fix-It himself… Lou Manfredini. This week’s local music is provided by The Red Plastic Buddha. OTL host Mike Stephen poses with his mom’s prized Lou Manfredini poster. [not pictured: Mrs. Stephen] To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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 to remove eyesore billboards from the neighborhood. Meanwhile, we pay tribute to Dan Turner, a personal friend and social justice activist; and we wish Mike’s mom a happy birthday! This week’s local music is provided by Jodee Lewis. OTL host Mike Stephen takes a selfie under a blacked-out billboard in Logan Square. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.