What is the quality of life in Illinois state prisons? (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen explores the quality of life in Illinois prisons with Jennifer Vollen-Katz, the executive director of the John Howard Association, talks with Illinois Humanities executive director Gabrielle Lyon about the new initiative called The Big Read, and chats with local musician Jared Rabin about his new music. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

We discuss expanding access to Chicago’s cultural spaces. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about expanding access to cultural spaces for those with disabilities with Christena Gunther, president and founder of Cultural Access Collaborative, discusses a new funding opportunity for local cultural spaces with Illinois Humanities executive director Gabrielle Lyon, and gets the lowdown on Local Motive’s new music with band frontman Mike Vinopal. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.