(podcasting from the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the 100-watt in vino veritas radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago)

Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk marriage, they learn about the politics of wine, they discuss an online resource featuring info on elected representatives in Chicago, and then they chat about the state of local community journalism.

Mike realizes that he’s really getting married;
he’s registered and is even taking religious classes to make it all official

Mikey tuxed up!

Gretchen Neuman – spokesperson, Illinois Wine Consumers Coalition;
on the passage of HB 429 into law, and what it means for wine enthusiasts in Illinois

Illinois Wine Consumers Coalition

Brad Flora – founder, The Windy Citizen;
on learning more about your elected officials at RepSheet

RepSheet

Helen Karakoudas – managing editor, Wednesday Journal and Chicago Journal;
on National Buy a Newspaper Day, and the current state of local community journalism

Chicago Journal

(segue music this week from Sars Flannery)