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

(broadcasting on the “loud and proud” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen learns about tomorrow’s special programming on CAN-TV, gets up to speed on the new rules in place for the Pride Parade this year, and talks to the co-chair of the reform caucus of the Chicago Teacher’s Union about CPS job cuts.

Mike’s busy weekend

Is it possible for our intrepid host to hit up the Taste of Chicago, Pride Parade, AND tend to his new Earth Box garden on his deck?  We shall see!

Mike's Amazing Pepper and Basil Garden

Above: Mike’s Amazing Pepper and Basil Garden

Omari Nyamweya Programming Coordinator for CAN-TV

Tomorrow, June 27, CAN-TV features a special day of programming produced by residents whose communities have been affected by violence.  We learn more about this programming on the show this week.


Michael Lehet – Blogger at What’s a Boy to Do? at ChicagoNow.com

Michael fills us in on some new rules for Pride Parade ’09 participants and attendees.

Rockin' the Pride Parade

Karen Lewis – Co-chair of CORE, a reform caucus of the Chicago Teachers Union

Karen tells us of CORE’s mission to reform the Chicago Public Schools.


OTL #144 local music provided by The Hoyle Brothers

The Hoyle Brothers