Mike Stephen wonders about video games these days and then chats with Democratic nominee for Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi on how he plans to remove politics from influencing the Assessor’s Office, talks to Olatunji Oboi Reed, founder of Equiticity, about Car2Go’s car sharing pilot that excludes of the south and west sides of Chicago, and calls over to Rome to check in with the editor of Crux, John Allen Jr, about the mercy of Pope Francis. The local music this week is powered by The Claudettes. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: #581- Decatur, IN’s WDBF-LP, Dorothy Day’s personal story, Illinois Election Data

Mike Stephen talks with:   Jovan Mrvos, Zach Martin, and Quinton Swenski, Members of WDBF-LP in Decatur, IN, to talk community radio from the High School prospective for another installment of Low Power to the People;   Kate Hennessy, author of Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty; and,    Scott Kennedy, creator of the website Illinois Election Data.   This week’s local music is provided by Minor Characters. Mike Stephen analyzes the data from the last municipal election courtesy of Illinois Election Data. (Also, he’s standing in Lake Michigan) To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #312- The future of the Catholic Church

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “churched-up” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen hosts a roundtable discussion on the future of the Catholic Church with members of Voice of the Faithful.   Janet Hauter – Immediate past VP of Voice of the Faithful This organization was founded in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the church in 2002 and encourages Catholics to participate in the guidance of the church.  We learn about this group’s efforts.   Dr. Paul Culhane and Dr. Mike Stephen – Members of Chicagoland Voice of the Faithful and the Chicago Archbishop Selection Project We get the lowdown on a way for Catholics to offer their opinions on who they think should be the next Archbishop of Chicago.  Click on the link above to get involved. Mike Stephen Sr. and Paul Culhane       OTL #312 local music provided by The Pear Traps…