Mike Stephen talks with: LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago) supervisory attorney Elizabeth Rosenthal about the recent Cabrini-Green rowhouse settlement; My Block, My Hood, My City founder Jahmal Cole about working with underserved youth to break down barriers and explore the character of the city; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about horn rock pioneers The Mob for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. This week’s local music is provided by Graham Byrne. OTL host Mike Stephen critiques his on-air performance during the 630am newsbreak. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: Filmmaker Ronit Bezalel about her 20-years-in-the-making documentary 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green; Chicago Reader senior writer Mick Dumke about his new job at the Chicago Sun-Times, House Speaker Michael Madigan’s not-so-public schedule, and Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a marijuana decriminalization law; and Illinois Policy Institute managing editor Hilary Gowins about her Crain’s Chicago Business op-ed on legalizing Chicago food carts (see also NoCronies.com). This week’s local music is provided by Mystery Crash. OTL host Mike Stephen reflects on the fantastic question he just asked a guest. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.