We explore the significance of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen discusses the significance of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 with Peter Cole, founder and co-director of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project, learns about a proposed ordinance aimed at improving police settlement transparency from Tracy Siska, executive director of the Chicago Justice Project, and gets an update on Chicago’s effort to remove lead water service lines from local writer Miles MacClure. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

We visit the Hope Chicago 2024 Goal Getters Conference at the Illinois Institute of Technology. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen visits the Hope Chicago Goal Getters 2024 Conference at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Hope Chicago is a scholarship-focused non-profit designed to provide students and their parents/guardians with the support they need to graduate from college debt-free.  We learn about the amazing work of this local nonprofit from program manager Joeysha Dobbins, scholar Diana Solano, and parent of a scholar April Kern. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

New research shows the benefits of tutoring and educational technology in the classroom. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about the latest education research showing the benefits of tutoring combined with educational technology in schools from John Wolf and Monica Bhatt of the University of Chicago Education Lab and then discovers the Secret History of 1990s Chicago fuzzy pop-rockers Motorhome.  To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.