OTL: Episode #574- WRFU serves Urbana, Chicago Books to Women in Prison, The Secret History of Stumpwater

Mike Stephen talks with:   BJ Clark, Station Manager at WRFU-LP in Urbana-Champaign, to talk community radio for another installment of Low Power to the People;   Vicki White, President of Chicago Books to Women in Prison, about their mission to increase opportunities for literacy for Women in prison; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about 70’s folk rockers Stumpwater for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.   This week’s local music is provided by Pool Holograph. Mike Stephen connects with WRFU-LP in Urbana, IL for another installment of Low Power to the People.  To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #435- Exonerated after 21 years in prison, Busy Beaver Button Museum in Logan Square

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “busy beaver” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen visits the Busy Beaver Button Museum in Logan Square and then talks to Tyrone Hood, someone who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent the last 21 years in prison.   Christen Carter– Owner of the Busy Beaver Button Co. and co-curator of the Busy Beaver Button Museum The world’s only museum dedicated to buttons calls Logan Square its home.  We go inside this small business and button museum that is celebrating its 20th year.  Joel and Christen Carter   Tyrone Hood– Recently released from 21 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit Karl Leonard– Attorney at Winston & Strawn and former student at The Exoneration Project We hear how Tyrone never gave up hope that he would be released from prison and that his name would be cleared.  OTL Host Mike Stephen, Tyrone Hood, and Karl Leonard in the WGN Radio Green Room   OTL Flashback- We hear a special Valentine’s Day clip from OTL #21 where Mike and Andy talk about true love with their better halves.  Mike and Andy in 2006.   OTL #435 local music provided by The Lawrence Peters Outfit…