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(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