Mike Stephen shows off his children's car seats.

Mike Stephen discusses the history of federal agents coming into Chicago with ProPublica Illinois’ Mick Dumke, talks to Ebonée Green of the Obama CBA about organizing to prevent housing displacement, and explores the difficulties of recycling children’s items with Kelli Smith of the Chicago Tribune.  And in the OTL Wrap Party segment, Mike and Producer Collin offer some takeaways from the big show. The pandemic jamz this week come from Boogie Board. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page or RSS feed.

Mike Stephen discusses a new life for shuttered schools.

Mike Stephen learns about a project to give new life to shuttered Chicago schools called Creative Grounds, discusses the impact of local community organizing, and gets the Secret History of the late jazz drummer Alvin Fielder.  This week’s local music is brought to you by The Artist Formerly Known as Vince. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #208- Community Organizing in Chicago, Mrs. Stephen Leaves Another Voicemail, Ken Davis of “Chicago Newsroom”

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 “community-organized” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen laments eating your groceries in the store, discusses local community organizing, plays another awesome voicemail from his Mom, and chats with Ken Davis, host of Chicago Newsroom on CAN-TV. Alex Wiesendanger— Lead Organizer for the Civic Action Network Community organizing has a long history in Chicago.  Alex discusses this history and previews an upcoming organizing training seminar. Mike Stephen’s Mom Gives Him Feedback on the Show— She also would like people to know that he’s one charming dude.  We hear the voicemail she left our host on the OTL Hotline. Ken Davis— Host of Chicago Newsroom on CAN-TV The latest week in review roundtable show recently started airing on CAN-TV.  Ken tells us all about the program. OTL #208 local music provided by Hollus…