OTL: Episode #83

(podcasting “from” right outside of the Chicago Impound Lot #6) (broadcasting on the 100-watt got-your-car radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) It’s another transportation themed show as Mike Stephen tells Andy Hermann about his huge head, they discuss the latest CTA issues, Mike seeks justice after having his car towed, and then they chat with their new parking correspondent. the OTL Videos are a hit; even though Mike’s HUGE head takes up the whole frame! Kevin O’Neil – founder and publisher, CTA Tattler; on the latest happenings at the Chicago Transit Authority Mike seeks justice; Mike got his car towed, and he reads his letter to 43rd Ward Alderman Vi Daley The Parking Ticket Geek – proprietor, TheExpiredMeter; OTL’s new parking correspondent talks about beating parking tickets… and more (segue music this week from The Last Vegas)

OTL: Episode #82

(podcasting “from” in the middle of Graceland Cemetery) (broadcasting on the 100-watt lean, mean, and green radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss reactions to last week’s show, they learn about clean vehicle technologies, they discover that a past OTL guest has hit the big-time, and then they visit with the premier mask maker in Chicago. Reactions to OTL #81; listeners hate the abandoned Pizza Hut, and the Chicago condo boom John Walton – vice chair, Chicago Area Clean Cities; on clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies, and the 2008 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Exposition on this Earth Day OTL #58 Flashback; Unmarketable… by Anne Elizabeth Moore… as read by Pam Anderson Jeff Semmerling – Mad Master Mask Maker, Inside Out Art Studio; on the preservation of art and culture (bonus video featuring the mask man) (segue music this week from The Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band)

OTL: Episode #81

(podcasting “from” in the parking lot of the abandoned Pizza Hut next to La Pasadita Mexican Restaurant on Division and Ashland) (broadcasting on the 100-watt civil union WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk infrastructure in Chicago, they learn about civil unions in Illinois, they discuss an upcoming record fair and award a cheesy FM DJ award, and then they visit an online newspaper covering the city. Chicago needs some help; Popular Mechanics names “The 10 Pieces of U.S. Infrastructure We Must Fix Now” Chris Jessup – organizer, Civil Unions Illinois; on House Bill 1826, legislation to extend basic legal protections to committed couples in Illinois OTL News and DJ Awards; this weekend is the CHIRP Record Fair and Other Delights, Mike awards (the legendary) Dick Biondi an “OTL Cheesy FM DJ Award” Geoff Dougherty – editor, Chi-Town Daily News; on citizen journalism in Chicago (segue music this week from the Blue Ribbon Glee Club)

OTL: Episode #80

(podcasting “from” in the really pretty garden, right next door to the Art Institute) (broadcasting on the 100-watt fightin’-the-man radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann get updated on the Children’s Museum and Grant Park, they learn about a proposed 49-story building for downtown Evanston, and then they hear all the latest info on the Chicago Independent Radio Project. OTL is Still Workin’ Hard; Andy’s flu returns, Mike’s still worn out from Opening Day Peggy Figiel – member, Save Grant Park; on the Children’s Museum trying to move into public land Bill Smith – publisher/editor, Evanston Now; on the proposed Fountain Square Tower in downtown Evanston Jenny Lizak – Vice President, Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP); on the status of building a low-power FM radio station in Chicago (segue music this week from Elephant Gun)