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

(broadcasting on the “parks and recreation” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago)

Mike Stephen visits the grand opening of the Albany-Whipple Park, talks to the director of a new documentary about Nelson Algren, and discusses Chicago’s food policy.


Ben Helphand— Board President of The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail

We go on-location to the grand opening of the Albany-Whipple Park, a future access point for The Bloomingdale Trail.  Ben gives us an update on the BT project.

The New Albany-Whipple Park


Michael Caplan– Director and Writer of Algren

The life & work of the great 20th Century writer Nelson Algren is the focus of this documentary due out in spring of 2012.  We hear about the process of making this film.

Nelson Algren

 

Erika Allen— Board Member of the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council

We hear about efforts of this organization to improve access to nutritionally sound and affordable food and discuss Chicago’s food policy.


 

OTL #246 local music provided by Rebecca Rego