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Feb 18, 2018

Mike Stephen sifts through the economic realities and possible long road to Illinois' fiscal solvency with co-director of the Fiscal Futures project David Merriman, visits the Friendly Tap for the second stop on the OTL Winter Tavern Tour, and drops in on Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to learn about the...


Feb 11, 2018

Mike Stephen embarks on the first stop of our 2018 Winter Tavern Tour to Guthries Tavern in Wrigleyville, chats with former DNA Info Chicago editor Shamus Toomey about the new hyper-local reporting venture Block Club Chicago, and discusses the upcoming Chicago Volunteer Expo. This week's local music is powered by Black...


Feb 4, 2018

Mike Stephen discusses rent control and affordable housing in Illinois with Miguel Jimenez of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, visits Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to learn about the Secret History of Chicago Blues musician Mary Lane, and discusses the applications of new technology in the classroom with...


Jan 28, 2018

Mike Stephen discusses the future of Boystown with documentary filmmaker and INTO Editor-in-Chief Zach Stafford, hears from Media Engagement Center researcher Emily Van Duyn about how media portrayal of certain regions of Chicago makes a difference on how we perceive our own neighborhoods, and connects with Alexander...


Jan 21, 2018

Mike Stephen get his mind digitally blown with Brian Dressel at m1 Interactive, checks in with Ere Rendon of the Resurrection Project concerning the recent government shutdown over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) debate, and visits Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to learn about the Secret History...