Mike Stephen visits the Oak Park River Forest Museum to learn about the legacy of the Fair Housing Ordinance in Oak Park, discusses the impact of shifting wealth in Chicago households with Geoff Smith of the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University, and gets a peek into the Halloween-themed theater show called The Walls of Harrow House. The local music this week comes from the Alpine Subs. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen discusses the parallels between the sociopolitical climate of 1968 and 2018 with journalist Mick Dumke, learns about finding the roots of the Black Chicago experience with The Triibe’s editor in chief Tiffany Walden, and welcomes artist Derek Erdman back to Chicago to get the skinny on his new show. The local music this week brought to us by Brian Sangmeister. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen explores the urban art project @EverylotChicago with creator Neil Freeman, talks about lowering the voting age with Vote16 Illinois state board member Pooja Patel, and dives into the topic of Afrofuturism with author Ytasha Womack. The local music this week is powered by New Drugs. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Oak Park and River Forest High School special education teacher Anthony Clark about bringing people together around racial equity via the Suburban Unity Alliance; CD Baby vice president of marketing Kevin Breuner about the DIY Musician Conference coming to Chicago the weekend of September 30; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Chicago’s first family of folk George & Gerry Armstrong for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we reset Outside the Loop RADIO‘s mission of being “Chicago’s Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine” and announce our 10th anniversary remote next week at the United Center! This week’s local music is provided by 13-Monsters. Suburban Unity Alliance founder and director Anthony Clark gives the thumbs up to OTL host Mike Stephen. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.