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Apr 28, 2018

Mike Stephen talks with Geoff Smith, executive director of the Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University, about the state of rental housing in Cook County, connects with John O’Rourke, station manager at WELT-LP (95.7) in Fort Wayne, to learn about that station's community programming, and connects with 

Apr 21, 2018

Mike Stephen wonders about video games these days and then chats with Democratic nominee for Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi on how he plans to remove politics from influencing the Assessor's Office, talks to Olatunji Oboi Reed, founder of Equiticity, about Car2Go's car sharing pilot that excludes of the south and...

Apr 14, 2018

Mike Stephen celebrates the 600th edition of the show by taking the production on the road to The Friendly Tap in Berwyn!  Youth leaders from VOYCE drop by to discuss combatting local educational inequities, Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) gives us the Secret History of Chicago blues rocker Cash McCall, and

Apr 8, 2018

This week Mike Stephen reveals his debut on the local podcast Improvised Star Trek, dives into the contract negotiations between the Non-Tenured-Track (NTT) faculty and Loyola University Chicago, chats with local author Jessica Mlinaric about her new book Secret Chicago, and previews the Chicago Public Library's 

Apr 1, 2018

Ramble on!  Mike Stephen chats with Chicago Reader transportation columnist John Greenfield about the latest local transportation issues, connects with volunteers from KTWH-FM (99.5) in Two Harbors, MN, to learn about that community radio station, and enters the lair of Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) to learn...