OTL: Episode #110

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !! (podcasting “from” out in back of the Haunted Sanitarium at Fullerton and the lake) (broadcasting on the 100-watt scary radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann present a Halloween show — where they again discuss religion and politics, they respond to a listener’s comment about OTL #109, and then they check in with their Chicago Justice correspondent. Azam Nizamuddin – attorney, and instructor of Introduction to Islam at Loyola University on the Muslim community and politics in this election season OTL gets comments; clarifying our mission statement, in response to a criticism of OTL #109 Tracy Siska – president, Chicago Justice Project; on ongoing police torture in Chicago in the wake of the John Burge indictment (segue music this week from The Goblins)

OTL: Episode #109

(podcasting “from” on the sand at Hollywood Beach) (broadcasting on the 100-watt radio reclamation district radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about the proposed Chicago city budget, they get the scoop on the effluent pumped into our local waterways, and then they discuss the upcoming vote for a constitutional convention in Illinois. Mick Dumke – writer/editor, Chicago Reader; on the proposed Chicago city budget (Chicago Reader “Clout City” blog) Jill Horist – manager of public affairs, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District; on “Environmentalists, regulators push for disinfection of Chicago River effluent” (MWRD HQ, by “bored now“) Bruno Behrend – co-founder, Yes for Illinois campaign; on voting for an Illinois Constitutional Convention on Nov. 4 (Yes for Illinois) (segue music this week from Soft Targets)

OTL: Episode #108

(podcasting “from” out in back of CTA headquarters on Lake Street) (broadcasting on the 100-watt speakers’ corner radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss the latest news regarding the CTA, they catch up with their Chicago Marathon correspondent, and then they learn about free speech issues in the city. Kevin O’Neil – founder and publisher, CTA Tattler; on the latest CTA issues, including yet another proposed fare hike (Morse Red Line CTA stop 1979, by “doodlelb“) Kathleen Weber – Evanston Township High School coach/teacher; on her results in the Chicago Marathon this past weekend (Chicago Marathon 2008, by “mlephotos“) Chris Drew – Executive Director, Uptown Multicultural Arts Center; on community arts organizations, and free speech issues in Chicago (Uptown Multicultural Arts Center) (segue music this week from 56 Hope Road)

OTL: Episode #107

(podcasting “from” out in back of Holy Name Cathedral) (broadcasting on the 100-watt marathon-walking-tour-of-Chicago radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss religion and politics, they chat with someone running the Chicago Marathon this weekend, and then they go out on location for a walking tour of the city. Robert Gillian – executive director, Catholic Conference of Illinois; on religion and politics, and a panel discussion next week at DePaul University (Holy Name Cathedral) Kathleen Weber – Evanston Township High School coach/teacher; on running the Chicago Marathon this weekend (Chicago Marathon 2007) Ryan Ver Berkmoes – author and travel expert; on his book Walking Chicago: 31 Tours of the Windy City’s Classic Bars, Scandalous Sites, Historic Architecture, Dynamic Neighborhoods, and Famous Lakeshore (Walking Chicago by Ryan Ver Berkmoes) (segue music this week from The Lawrence Arms)