Mike Stephen talks with: In These Times associate editor and Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity author Micah Utrecht about the importance of the Chicago Teachers Union strike; Jefferson Park Forward founder Ryan Richter about the future of Chicago’s northwest side; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about folk hero Bob Gibson for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we discuss Chicago the band entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame via a controversial fan vote. This week’s local music is provided by Vamplifier. OTL host Mike Stephen always dresses a little nicer around the holidays. Nice shirt! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.