New research shows the benefits of tutoring and educational technology in the classroom. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about the latest education research showing the benefits of tutoring combined with educational technology in schools from John Wolf and Monica Bhatt of the University of Chicago Education Lab and then discovers the Secret History of 1990s Chicago fuzzy pop-rockers Motorhome.  To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

This week we explore Chicago’s community map. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen learns about the significance of Chicago’s community map and explores the possibility of updating it with Emily Talen, professor of urbanism and director of the Urbanism Lab at the University of Chicago, discusses the importance of literacy on the West Side of the city with founder of The Queen Within, Bridgett McGill, and discovers the Secret History of 1990s psychedelic rockers Plastics Hi-Fi. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

This week we explore Chicago’s Guaranteed Income Pilot program (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen discusses new research about Chicago’s guaranteed income pilot program with Misuzu Schexnider, program director at the Inclusive Economy Lab, learns about the community-building efforts of the MAAFA Redemption Project from co-founder and executive director Marshall Hatch Jr., and chats with Naperville’s Lia Caton about her new music. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.

We get a more complete story of carjackings in Chicago. (Photo credit: Mike Stephen/WGN Radio)

Mike Stephen gets the story behind the increase of carjackings in Chicago with University of Chicago sociologist Dr. Robert Vargas, discusses the impact of the pandemic on working mothers with Frank Manzo of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, and chats with Keya Trammell about her new music. And in the OTL Wrap Party, Mike and Producer Collin recap the show and offer some takeaways. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our Apple Podcasts Page, Spotify, or our RSS feed.