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

(broadcasting on the “vote for OTL” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen visits the Heartland Cafe to get the latest on its financial future, reminds all of us to vote for OTL for best podcast in Chicago, and reports from the set of the new locally-produced movie, Trubadeaux.


Michael James and Katy Hogan— Co-Founders and Co-Owners of the Heartland Cafe

This Rogers Park community institution recently went through some difficult financial times.  We get an update on the state of the Heartland and learn about the public’s outpouring of support.

Mike Stephen, Katy Hogan, and Michael James at the Heartland Cafe

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Jay Sukow and John Berka— Co-Writers and Producers of Trubadeaux

This week Jay and John were part of the cast and crew shooting this movie all about life and craziness in a high-end Chicago restaurant.  We get a behind the scenes peek into the making of the film.  Oh, and OTL host Mike Stephen plays a sleezy Chicago alderman!

From L to R: Cynthia Kolb as the Alderman’s Wife, Mike as Ald. Ed Meritos, Adam Koscielski as Jim Bert

OTL #216 local music provided by Kevin Flynn and the Avondale Ramblers...