Mike Stephen learns about the importance of current, historical, and thematic maps of Chicago from local historian and geographer Dennis McClendon and then discusses the effects of the El Milagro Tortilla factory workers’ organizing efforts with Jose Uribe, the Workplace Justice Campaigns Organizer for Arise Chicago. Also, check out the Chicago Infrastructure Portal! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.
Mike Stephen previews the new edition of local food guide Fooditor 99, learns about the history of Sundown Towns with ProPublica Illinois’ Logan Jaffe, and discusses a new tool that maps media coverage of local development. The local music this week is brought to us by Hood Smoke. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen explores the urban art project @EverylotChicago with creator Neil Freeman, talks about lowering the voting age with Vote16 Illinois state board member Pooja Patel, and dives into the topic of Afrofuturism with author Ytasha Womack. The local music this week is powered by New Drugs. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen stops by Schurz High School in Avondale to bring us the experience of the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire with creator Christina Pei, learns about the #FoldedMap Project from its creator and Englewood artist Tonika Johnson, and chats with Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) and learn about 60s soul-rockers The Weaker Sex as part of this week’s Secret History of Chicago Music. The local music this week is powered by The Funs. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.