Mike Stephen questions political authenticity on social media, dives into the history of Chicago’s Westside in the face of the proposed police academy with Tiffany Walden creator and editor/chief of TheTriibe.com, learns about endangered buildings in Illinois with the president of Landmarks Illinois, and chats with local reporter Yana Kunichoff about police training for police officers stationed in schools. The local music this week is powered by Ludlow. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

Mike Stephen gets warm and cozy with: OTL listener CJ and Chris the bartender of Guthries Tavern for the first installment of the OTL’s 2018 Winter Tavern Tour; Shamus Toomey, editor-in-chief, Block Club Chicago, and Jill Doub, senior director of public engagement for Peggy Notebart Nature Museum, about the Chicago Volunteer Expo. This week’s local music is powered by Black Road. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL#589- Boystown’s future, Chicago News Landscape, WLLU-LP in Decatur, IL

Mike Stephen talks with:   Zach Stafford, Documentarian and Editor-In-Chief of INTO about the future of Boystown;   Emily Van Duyn, researcher and co-author of Chicago News Landscape, and   Alexander Martin, station president at WLLU-LP in Decatur, IL.   This week’s local music is powered by Devil in a Woodpile. A young Mike Stephen interviews Chicago Pride Parade participants back in 2006. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: #586- Windy City Curling, WTND-LP in Macomb, The Secret History of Johnny B. Moore

Mike Stephen talks with:   Tom DePauw and Darryl Roberts, co-station managers at WTND-LP in Macomb, to talk community radio for another installment of Low Power to the People;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago blues guitarist Johnny B. Moore for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music, and   Jeff Sampson, president of Windy City Curling Club.   This week’s local music is provided by The Bama Lamas.  Mike rides the hog line with Jeff Sampson and Windy City Curling.  To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.