Sliding into 2023 in Chicago. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about The Answer Inc, a local organization that helps those with disabilities, from founder and CEO Debra Vines, gets the lowdown on the best Led Zeppelin tribute band from “Bobby Plant 2” (aka: Bruce Lamont), and discovers the Secret History of blues guitar master John Primer. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

The Damen Silos in the McKinley park neighborhood. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns how pollution is impacting McKinley Park from Anthony Moser, board president of Neighbors for Environmental Justice, discusses the creation of the first Green Dining District in Illinois with Ravi Parakkat, Oak Park trustee and founder of Takeout 25, and discovers the Secret History of 1960s soul singer Jo Ann Garrett. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

Will the City Council fight homelessness? (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen gives an update on the Chicago City Council’s inaction when it comes to fighting homelessness, gets the lowdown on new music from Chicago’s Curious Grace & Black Rabbit with vocalist Mary Erangey, and discovers the amazing Secret History of local polka legend Walter “Li’l Wally” Jagiello. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

The Illinois Tutoring Initiative helps students impacted by the pandemic. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen talks to Chalkbeat Chicago reporter Samantha Smylie and learns how Illinois is turning to tutors to help students, chats with legendary Chicagoan Pemon Rami about creativity and activism, and discovers the Secret History of saxman Clifford Jordan. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.