OTL: Episode #205- The Roundtable Show: BBQ in Chicago

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from Toons Bar and Grill in Lakeview) (broadcasting on the “roundtable” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen hosts another in a series of occasional discussions, taking place in the community and covering different local topics/themes.  The topic of this roundtable is BBQ in Chicago. Mike welcomes: Gary Wiviott— Author of Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons, Founder of LTH Forum Danny Beck—  Certified BBQ Judge, Chef and Owner of Toons, the sponsor of this roundtable show Titus Ruscitti— Blogger at Smokin’, Chokin’, and Chowing With the King BBQ Ribs at Toons.  Photo Courtesy of Gary Wiviott. The Roundtable is portable!  If you have an idea where we should record the next one or what we should talk about, let the OTL Staff know! OTL #205 local music provided by The Carl Davis Band…

OTL: Episode #204- Analyzing Local Media Portrayal of Violence, Chi Underground Library Benefit, Inside the Haymarket Pub and Brewery

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “working class” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the local media portrayal of violence in Chicago, previews the Chicago Underground Library’s benefit, and goes inside the future home of the Haymarket Pub in the West Loop. What’s in a name?—  Recently, Independent candidate for Cook Co. Assessor, Forrest Claypool, purchased JoeBerrios.com.  Berrios is Claypool’s opponent in the race.  Have you purchased your name’s site?  Looks like MichaelStephen.com is up and running already.  Apparently they have good eats! Tracy Siska— Executive Director of the Chicago Justice Project In this blog post, Tracy analyzes local media portrayal of Chicago violence.  He discusses the conclusions of his analysis this week. Nell Taylor— Co-Founder of the Chicago Underground Library This non-profit organization collects all independent and small press media in Chicago.  They’re having a benefit coming up on August 27th.  We get the details. John Neurauter, Pete Crowley, and Chris Buccheri— The Triumvirate Behind the Haymarket Pub & Brewery We go inside the space that will soon house Chicago’s newest brewpub with an interactive and working class feel. The Future Home of the Haymarket Pub and Brewery OTL #204 local music provided by Joel Paterson/The Modern Sounds…

OTL: Episode #203- Tutor/Mentor Jam, Get Notified of Street Cleaning on Your Phone, Our Urban Times

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “urban times” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen makes the leap to TV, previews the upcoming Tutor Mentor Jam, learns about a way to get notified of street cleaning on your phone, and talks to the editor of a local online newspaper. Mike Hosts a TV Show—  Dovetailing off of a radio interview he did last week, OTL host Mike Stephen hosts an episode of “Issue Forum” on CAN-TV.  Click on the pic below to check out the show. Trakan— Local Musician The Tutor/Mentor Jam on August 29th is a benefit for Tutor/Mentor Connection, an organization that helps connect area mentors with at-risk youth.  We get a preview of the event.  The first two people to e-mail trakan@tutormentorjam.org get FREE pairs of tickets to the event! Vitaliy Levit— Co-Founder of Recess Mobile There’s a new way for some Chicago residents to get notified of street cleaning in their neighborhood.  Vitaliy gives us the latest.  Check out antitow.com for more details. Elaine Coorens— Editor and Publisher of Our Urban Times We go inside this online newspaper that covers the Wicker Park, Bucktown, East Village, Noble Square, Bucktown, and West Town areas. OTL #203 local music provided by Trakan…

OTL: Episode #202- Jay Stone On Running For Mayor of Chicago, Parking Ticket Geek Update, Low Power FM and Social Justice

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “mayoral in stature” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen recaps his experience on the YMTE podcast, talks to a Chicago mayoral candidate, checks in with the Parking Ticket Geek, and discusses the relationship between low-power FM radio and social justice. Jay Stone— Candidate for Mayor of Chicago In an exclusive interview Jay tells us why he’s running to be Chicago’s next mayor. The Parking Ticket Geek— Official OTL Parking Correspondent and Blogger at thexpiredmeter.com The Geek returns to the show to discuss the rise of ticketing for drivers using their cell phones in the car. Allan Gomez— Co-Founder of Radios Populares This Chicago-based group uses radio to help communities who are struggling for social justice. OTL #202 local music provided by Lasers and Fast and Shit…