Artist Desi Mundo in front of his latest mural in Logan Square. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about public art rejuvenating community from Desi Mundo, founder of the Community Rejuvenation Project, discusses recommendations for local police reform with Tracy Siska of the Chicago Justice Project, and talks with local musician Mark Lofgren about his new music. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

BUILD Chicago’s Mobile Mental Health Bus. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio).

Mike Stephen learns about BUILD Chicago’s new Mobile Mental Health Bus with therapist David Rodriguez, discusses changes at the Acorn Theater and airs an interview he did there in 2013, and discovers the Secret History of blues singer Little Al Thomas. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

Mike Stephen learns about the power of the art of spoken word poetry with the Oak Park & River Forest High School spoken word team. We hear from teacher and coach Peter Kahn as well as some students and alumni. Their upcoming anthology of writing is called Respect the Mic: Celebrating 20 Years of Poetry from a Chicagoland High School. Then, Mike discovers the Secret History of blues pianist and guitarist Lazy Bill Lucas. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.