Mike Stephen learns about a monthly live political talk show at The Hideout called First Tuesdays, discusses the success of LGBTQ legislation in Illinois with the policy director of Equality Illinois, and discovers the Secret History of funky bluesman Zach Prather. This week’s local music is brought to you by Hold the Universe. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with ProPublica Illinois reporter Mick Dumke about City Council committee patronage and politics, explores the idea of the state doing away with townships, and discusses the possibility of an increase in taxes on electric vehicles. The local music on this week’s show comes from Warped Wonder. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen slides by The Corner Bar in Bucktown as part of the OTL Winter Tavern Tour and then welcomes Pro Publica Illinois’ Mick Dumke and IL Election Data’s Scott Kennedy to the bar to give their analysis of local politics after the municipal election. All this in a bar. Because, why not? The local music this week is powered by Decoy Prayer Meeting. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen chats with Austin Coming Together’s Darnell Shields about a new plan to improve the Austin community, learns about the flaws in the state’s Freedom of Information Act with ProPublica Illinois’ Mick Dumke, and explores how lines help define and impact Chicago with the co-president of the Chicago Architectural Club Carlo Parente. The local music this week is brought to you by Hearts and Minds. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.