A view of the ABLA land on Chicago’s near west side. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen discusses Chicago’s affordable housing issues with ProPublica reporter Mick Dumke, talks to local musician Al Rose about his new album, and discovers the mysterious Secret History of R&B singer Barbara Livsey. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

This week we discuss the importance of organizing for a better Chicago. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen gets an update on organizing for a more fair Chicago, especially with regard to TIF districts, with civic educator and co-founder of The CivicLab Tom Tresser and discusses the important educational work of The Legacy Project with its founder and executive director Victor Salvo. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

We are living the legacy of racial covenants in Chicago. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about the history of racial covenants in Chicago from Virginia Tech history professor LaDale Winling, talks power pop with William Giricz, the vocalist of the Bishop’s Daredevil Stunt Club, and discovers the Secret History of local prog-rockers Apocalypse. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.