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

(broadcasting on the “better off with Chicago” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen explores the relationship between Illinois and Chicago, talks to a local resident who measured his family’s garbage output for 2009, and hits the streets to discuss the Chicago public art culture.

Ed Zotti — Confidant, Editor, and Personal Trainer to Cecil Adams, author of The Straight Dope column

Cecil and Ed address the question, “Would Illinois be better off without Chicago?”


Scott Rappe— Architect, member of the East Village Association

Have you ever wondered how much garbage your household produces in a year?  Scott pondered this question and he measured his family’s garbage output for 2009.  He joins us to discuss the results.

A Representation of the 2009 Garbage Output for the Rappe Household

Jon Pounds — Executive Director of the Chicago Public Art Group

Chicago has a history of public art.  Jon discusses this history and how public art in Chicago relates to the community.


OTL #185 local music provided by Kid You’ll Move Mountains..