OTL: Episode #192- Mick Dumke on TIF Money, LOST Fever, The Vegan Way of Life

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “DHARMA Initiative” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses allocation of Chicago’s TIF money, admits that he’s in the DHARMA Initiative, and learns about being vegan at a vegan restaurant in Edgewater. Mick Dumke — Writer and Editor at the Chicago Reader Mick (along with co-author Ben Joravsky) has come out with another must-read article dealing with TIF money in Chicago.  Mick joins us to discuss how the city spends this money. Mike Stephen is a “Lostie”— OTL Host Mike Stephen said that he wouldn’t get sucked into the Lost craze.  Turns out he’s in his own DHARMA Initiative film that he showed at a Lost finale viewing party. Duc Vu and Kiseung Lee — Partners at Loving Hut, an organic vegan restaurant in Edgewater We learn about what being a vegan is all about and how it can benefit our global community. OTL #192 local music provided by The Bears of Blue River…

OTL: Episode #191- Late Live Show, A Local Journo Leaves Facebook, Chicago Art Magazine

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “late live” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen crashes a production meeting for a new Second City show, talks to a local journalist who’s leaving Facebook, and gets the skinny on Chicago Art Magazine. Joe Kwaczala, C.J. Toledano, and Andrew Smreker — Part of the creative force behind The Late Live Show at Second City A new show hits Second City on June 26th.  We crash a writer’s meeting for this talk show-themed comedy. Anna Tarkov— Freelance journalist who recently quit Facebook We find out why a local freelance journalist would quit Facebook.  Fear not, Anna is still available online on Twitter (@AnnaTarkov) and on her blog.  Check out her recent article about Sarah Palin’s recent appearance in Rosemont. Karthryn Born — Founder and editor-in-chief of Chicago Art Magazine This network of websites covers the local art scene.  We find out how it works and the business model behind this effort. OTL #191 local music provided by The Ton…

OTL: Episode #190- Ald. Joe Moreno, Chicago Craft Beer Week Preview, Talking Shop With the “Radio Girl” Podcast

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “craft” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen has a discussion with Chicago’s newest alderman, previews Craft Beer Week and talks to the host of the Radio Girl podcast. Joe Moreno — Alderman of Chicago’s First Ward Mike sits down with the newest alderman in Chicago to talk about his priorities, politics, and how he plans to represent his ward. Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) Kevin Blodger— Chairman of Chicago Craft Beer Week Next week Chicagoland celebrates our area’s craft brews.  Kevin gives us the details about next week’s festivities and discusses how Chicago stacks up as a beer town. Margaret Larkin — Host of the Radio Girl podcast We go behind the scenes of this podcast that focuses on local radio. OTL #190 local music provided by The Steak House Mints…

OTL: Episode #189- Chicago’s Water Supply, Historic Chicago Bars, Vincent the “Fashion Man” Documentary

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “Fashion Man” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the future of Chicago’s water supply, chats about historic Chicago bars, and finds out who Vincent the “Fashion Man” is. Jessica Pupovac — Freelance journalist and regular contributor to mindfulmetropolis.com What’s the future of Chicago’s water supply?  Jessica examines this question and talks about how we have a bad habit of wasting our water.  Check out her article on this topic here. Sean Parnell— Author of Historic Bars of Chicago and founder of the Chicago Bar Project Sean has worked hard to complete this handy guide to some of the most historic bars and taverns in the city.  He sits down over a cold beer to discuss his new book. Jennifer Burns — Director and producer of the documentary Vincent: A Life in Color If you’ve ever seen the guy in the picture below wearing crazy-colored suits and spinning around on downtown bridges and streets, well you’re not alone.  His name is Vincent Falk and we’ve got his story on this week’s show. Vincent Falk OTL #189 local music provided by Chaperone…