Why did Bring Chicago Home fail? (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen talks to Roberta Garner, professor emerita of sociology at DePaul University, about why the Bring Chicago Home initiative failed and then chats with Jerry Smith of The Flock about that band’s upcoming reunion show.  Jerry shares some great stories about his time in the music business. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

This week we learn about the Women In Vinyl organization. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about the empowering work of Women in Vinyl with founder Jenn D’Eugenio, discusses the work of the Chicago Rents initiative with program manager Erik Czaja, and, in an OTL Rewind, reminds us of the importance of bees in our ecosystem. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

Will the City Council fight homelessness? (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen gives an update on the Chicago City Council’s inaction when it comes to fighting homelessness, gets the lowdown on new music from Chicago’s Curious Grace & Black Rabbit with vocalist Mary Erangey, and discovers the amazing Secret History of local polka legend Walter “Li’l Wally” Jagiello. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

Semi-pro football being played in Columbus Park. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen visits Columbus Park and sits down with Tom Robinson, the head coach of the Chicago Falcons semi-pro football team, learns about a new local business called Ludex that appraises trading cards through your phone from co-founders Brian Ludden and Heather Denniston, and gets an update on funding the fight against homelessness in Chicago from grassroots leader Harry Williams. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.