OTL: Episode #79

(podcasting “from” on the corner of Fullerton, Damen, and Elston) (broadcasting on the 100-watt caught-you-in-the-act radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about more red light cameras coming to Chicago, they discuss beards and scruff, they present another edition of Zell’s Bells, and then they get the scoop on Indiana messing up Chicago’s environment. Dr. John Large – Assistant Professor, College of Public Health at the University of South Florida; on the “Red Light Running Cameras: Would Crashes, Injuries and Automobile Insurance Rates Increase If They Are Used in Florida?” study (PDF file) OTL Housekeeping; Mike misses Andy’s beard, and counters with his old-man cardigan and scruff ZELL’S BELLS (part 3) selections from “There Once Was a Man Named Zell“; by The Beachwood Reporter‘s Limericks Affairs Desk Alan Mammoser – Executive Director, Southeast Environmental Task Force; on mercury emissions in Indiana, and its effects on Chicago (segue music this week from Devil in a Woodpile)

OTL: Episode #78

(podcasting “from” in the parking lot of the Jewel on Broadway and Berwyn) (broadcasting on the 100-watt well-taxed radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen compliments Andy Hermann’s beard, they discuss how higher sales taxes might affect local retailers, they learn about the controversy behind a public/private partnership, and then they hear about hearing stories on the CTA. New OTL Features; the big OTL video push, Mike enjoys Andy’s beard David Vite – President and CEO, Illinois Retail Merchants Association; on Cook County’s hiked sales tax, and how local businesses will suffer John Riley – Community Issues Reporter, Medill News Service; on Lincoln Park and the Latin School’s soccer field agreement Marcy Rae Henry – Professor of Humanites, Harold Washington College; on her book The CTA Chronicles, about public transportation stories (segue music this week from WeCan&WeMust)

OTL: Outdoor Adventures

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OTL: Episode #77

(podcasting “from” in the middle of Dearborn Park in the South Loop) (broadcasting on the 100-watt lucky charm WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann revisit a show from last year, they learn about the South Loop neighborhood in Chicago, they discuss bars and technology, and then it’s the second edition of their Zell’s Bells series. Looking Way Back to OTL #25; we celebrate a year on the WLUW airwaves, and play a clip from Mike Butler of the Green Chicago River crew Dennis McClendon – long-term South Loop resident; about the changing face of this now-booming neighborhood (as featured in the March 13 Chicago Reader “South Loop Issue“) Mike Gets Emails from Bars; local drinking establishments take up activism ZELL’S BELLS (part 2) David Winner – President, The Lake View Citizens’ Council; on Sam Zell’s vague plans with Wrigley Field and the Cubs, and potential changes to the Lake View neighborhood (segue music this week from The Cocktail Preachers)