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Now on with the show!

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago)

(broadcasting on the “get on your bikes and ride…naked” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen wonders about MANicures, dicusses the parking problems in the West Loop, learns an important Bacon Fest Chicago update, and gets the skinny on the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago.

To MANicure Or Not to MANicure

Mike reads a blog entry from the CTA Tattler and wonders if maybe it’s time to get a manicure…but not while on the El.

Micah Maidenberg Editor, Chicago Journal

Micah discusses his article about the problems residents of the West Loop face when trying to park their cars.  You can read the article here.

The West Loop at Dusk


Seth Zurer – Co-organizer and Co-Founder of Baconfest Chicago ’09

Seth joins us once again from Baconfest HQ to tell us when and where this event will take place!  He also gives us new details on this festival of everyone’s favorite pork product.

Baconfest Chicago 2009

Steven Lane – Co-organizer of the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago

This Saturday, June 13th, people will be getting together to ride their bikes in Chicago…naked.  Why?  How can YOU be nude on a bike too?  Steven answers these questions and more!

Chicago Naked Bike Ride

OTL #142 local music provided by Lurrie Bell

Lurrie Bell