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

(broadcasting on the “loud outside the loop press” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen talks to the guys who figured out the impact (or lack thereof) of the CTA service cuts, discusses the Chicago music scene with a local blogger, and gets the latest on the red light camera saga from the Parking Ticket Geek.

Luke Joyner and Max Shron — University of Chicago grads and the guys behind picturingtransit.com

Have the cuts in service by the CTA really affected our commutes?  Luke and Max created a website about this issue and they tell us their findings.

Richard Giraldi— Founder and Editor of Loud Loop Press

Loud Loop Press aims to cover Chicago’s vast music scene all in one blog.  Richard discusses this massive task.


The Parking Ticket Geek — OTL Parking Correspondent and Blogger at TheExpiredMeter.com

The Parking Ticket Geek returns to the show to give us the lowdown on the push to get red light cameras out of IL and his take on the  five minute grace period for parking payboxes.

OTL #178 local music provided by The Locals