OTL: Episode #114

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !! (podcasting “from” out in the Staples, just off Ashland / north of Milwaukee) (broadcasting on the 100-watt oh-so-thankful radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann pay another visit to the OTL NewsDesk, they learn about a controversy involving the CTA, they spread some holiday cheer, and then they talk about an organization dedicated to alternative transit in Chicago. OTL NewsDesk; OTL continues its Mike Quigley Watch, with exclusives galore Mike Doyle – scribe/poobah, Chicago Carless; on the “CTA’s Holiday Homeless Harrassment” OTL spreading Holiday Cheer; with “Brand New Day” by the Sacred Heart Schools Justice Day Choir Rob Sadowsky – executive director, Active Transportation Alliance; on expanding the mission of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (segue music this week from Morry Sochat & the Special 20s)

OTL: Episode #113

(podcasting “from” out in back of the Congress Theatre) (broadcasting on the 100-watt elevating-to-new-heights radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen asks Andy Hermann about another radio show, they learn about the Bloomingdale Trail, they talk with a local resident driving Barack Obama’s old car, and then they hear about the vibe at the Proposition 8 protest in Chicago. there’s OTL… and then there’s other radio shows; Andy “cheats” on Mike and the show, but manages to get a plug on Luke Burbank’s Seattle radio program Ben Helphand – president, Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail; on building a public park on an abandoned elevated railway Natasha Brown – owner, Obama Mobile; on how she ended up with Present-elect Obama’s old car Ben Gonzales – photographer, gopho.com; on the vibes and scenes at the Proposition 8 protest in Chicago (segue music this week from Tangleweed)

OTL: Episode #112

(podcasting “from” out in back of the as-of-yet-constructed Museum of Broadcast Communications) (broadcasting on the 100-watt all-inclusive radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann visit the OTL NewsDesk, they check in about the latest at the Wilson Yard, they discuss a controversy at the Radio Hall of Fame, and then they follow up on a local political candidate after the election. OTL NewsDesk (debut!); update on Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley (from OTL #105), John McCain votes in Chicago, and Johnnie Lee Savory (from OTL #102) and the Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Center on Wrongful Convictions Molly Phelan – Fix Wilson Yard; with an update (from OTL #104) on the development of a six-acre tract of land in Uptown Rick Garcia – political director, Equality Illinois; on Dump [James] Dobson, and the induction of Focus on the Family into the Radio Hall of Fame Jeremy Karpen; former candidate for 39th District Illinois State Representative (as heard in OTL #103), who’s running again in 2010 under the local Green Party (segue music this week from Ben Weasel)

OTL: Episode #111

(podcasting “from” out in back of the Chicago Brauhaus in Lincoln Square) (broadcasting on the 100-watt yes-we-can radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann look at local politics and missed connections due to President-elect Obama, they discuss parking issues in Chicago, they learn about a beer fest, and then they follow up on pollution in our local waterways. closer-to-home stories due to President-elect Barack Obama; Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley‘s words from OTL #105, Chicago Craigslist “missed connections” ads from the Grant Park rally The Parking Ticket Geek – man behind the curtain, TheExpiredMeter; on parking near the Obama rally, and other automotive issues in Chicago Jeff Sparrow – board member, Illinois Craft Brewers Guild; on The Sixth Annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer Katie Coleman – development associate, Environmental Law & Policy Center; on falling into the Chicago River, her story featured at the Chi-Town Daily News, and her response to OTL #109 (segue music this week from MacGuffin)