Mike Stephen talks with Geoff Smith, executive director of the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University, about the state of rental housing in Cook County, connects with John O’Rourke, station manager at WELT-LP (95.7) in Fort Wayne, to learn about that station’s community programming, and connects with Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to learn about the Secret History of Chicago organ player Deacon Jones. The local music this week is powered by soul-shakin’ blues powerhouse Curio. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #472- End Result’s secret punk history, The future of affordable housing in Chicago, Justin Roberts rocks kids music in studio

Mike Stephen talks with:   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about early-1980s avant-garde punks End Result for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music;   Communities United board president Diane Limas about what her organization is doing to keep rents affordable despite the upcoming Chicago property tax hike; and   Grammy-nominated local children’s music artist Justin Roberts… who hung out and played live for the hour!   Grammy-nominated musician Justin Roberts poses with Mike Stephen after rocking the soundtrack for OTL #472.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.