OTL #544: IL’s crumbling infrastructure, The Secret History of Forest City Joe, We All Live Here

OTL host Mike Stephen stands outside of the Pulaski International School of Chicago in Bucktown in front of an inspiring "we all live here" installation.

OTL host Mike Stephen stands outside of the Pulaski International School of Chicago in Bucktown in front of an inspiring "we all live here" installation.

Mike Stephen talks with Darren Olson, co-chair of the Infrastructure Report Card Committee for the Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), about the state of Illinois’ roads and bridges; chats with Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about Muddy Waters-endorsed harmonica player Forest City Joe for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and visits with Rich Alapack, founder of we all live here, about his social startup that works on community-based art projects with local schools. Meanwhile, Mike announces that his family is growing! This week’s local music is provided by Capital Soirée.

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