OTL: Episode #515- Back taxes for Chicago music venues?, Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, Visiting Studio Gang’s rooftop garden
Mike Stephen talks with:
- freelance reporter Lee V. Gaines about Cook County attempting to define “fine art” while going after small venues for supposed back amusement taxes;
- Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project executive director Dave Benjamin about how his organization is working to prevent drownings in Lake Michigan through education; and
- Studio Gang model shop co-workers Schuyler Smith and Lydia Meyer about the wheat they’re growing in their rooftop garden and where it ends up in the community.
This week’s local music is provided by The FeverTones.
OTL host Mike Stephen boats way out into Lake Michigan for his safe swimming practice. [photo circa 2008]
Wait… that’s not Andy Hermann. (We love you, Illinois Entertainer!)