Mike Stephen talks to local musician and music teacher Bill Brickey about why the Old Town School of Folk Music teachers have unionized and discovers the Secret History of cosmic jazz prodigy Denny Zeitlin. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.
Mike Stephen discusses the state of unions in Illinois, explores how low-income students often face low expectations, and learns about the exciting work of ProjectArt Chicago. Plus, we track down Producer Collin at Midway Airport for the OTL Wrap Party! This week’s local music is brought to us by Good Enough. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
Mike Stephen talks with: In These Times associate editor and Strike for America: Chicago Teachers Against Austerity author Micah Utrecht about the importance of the Chicago Teachers Union strike; Jefferson Park Forward founder Ryan Richter about the future of Chicago’s northwest side; and Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about folk hero Bob Gibson for this week’s edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music. Meanwhile, we discuss Chicago the band entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame via a controversial fan vote. This week’s local music is provided by Vamplifier. OTL host Mike Stephen always dresses a little nicer around the holidays. Nice shirt! To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.
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TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (broadcasting on the “baby-doo” radio station WGN-AM 720) Mike Stephen takes another look at unions and their influence on IL politics, previews Story Week Festival of Writers, and gets the lowdown on Chicago musician Baby Doo Caston. Frank Manzo– Policy Director, Illinois Economic Policy Institute We heard a lot of listener feedback on the topic of influence of unions on IL politics. This week we get another perspective on this issue. Eric May– Author and artistic director of Story Week Festival of Writers Columbia College presents this annual festival that celebrates the written word and the art of storytelling. We get a preview of this event that runs from March 15-21. Eric May discusses the upcoming Story Week Festival of Writers with Mike Stephen The Secret History of Chicago Music– Local music historian and artist Plastic Crimewave (aka: Steve Krakow) profiles 20th century Blues musician Baby Doo Caston in this week’s Chicago Reader. He gives us the lowdown on his musical contribution to Chicago. OTL #438 local music provided by Molehill…
Posted 7 years ago Tagged Chicago blog Chicago Music Chicago Podcast Chicago politics Chicago Radio Chicago writers Chicago writing Mike Stephen Outside the Loop Radio Secret History of Chicago Music Steve Krakow unions WGN