Should Chicago school board members be paid for their work? (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen discusses the possibility of paying Chicago school board members with Becky Vevea, bureau chief of Chalkbeat Chicago, learns about the important work of HelloBaby in the West Woodlawn neighborhood from founder and executive director Debbie Frisch, and chats with local musician Mark Lofgren about his new album. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

Mike Stephen talks to Kalyn Belsha, senior national education reporter at Chalkbeat, about a new influx of money for local school desegregation, goes deep into a controversy around Chicagoland burritos with Chicago Tribune food critic Nick Kindelsperger, and gets an update on the City of Chicago leasing land to the Chicago Fire soccer team from Block Club Chicago investigative editor Mick Dumke. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit ourĀ Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or ourĀ RSS feed.

This week we discuss a new report about Latinos in the suburbs of Chicago. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen discusses a new report that explores the Latino experience in the Chicago suburbs with Sylvia Puente of the Latino Policy Forum, chats with Chalkbeat Chicago reporter Samantha Smylie about the controversy around the Invest In Kids program, and talks to local musician Matt Tiegler about his new music. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.