(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)