Mike Stephen discusses the idea of the CTA being free for riders, learns about the empowering work of Girls on the Run Chicago, and discovers the Secret History of local Funkadelic artist Pedro Bell. This week’s local music is brought to you by Adjacent Cruise. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen learns about the proposal to municipalize Chicago’s electricity infrastructure from the executive director of the Citizens Utility Board, explores the gaming industry’s influence on local politics with Jason Grotto of ProPublica Illinois, and discusses racial equity in the area’s transportation with Oboi Reed, founder of Equiticity. This week’s local music is brought to us by Rachel A. Schrock. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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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Mike Stephen learns about the incredible story of violence interrupter Angalia Bianca and her new book called In Deep: How I Survived Gangs, Heroin, and Prison to Become a Chicago Violence Interrupter, previews the upcoming Chicago Home Movie Day 2018, and discusses a 2019 mayoral transportation platform with local transportation guru Steven Vance. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.