OTL: Episode #253- Anne Elizabeth Moore Deconstructs Jeans, OhLNo.com, Robert Rodi Jazz Vocal Jam

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 “ohlno” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to artist and author Anne Elizabeth Moore about her new project at the MCA, learns about ohlno.com, and visits a local Jazz vocalist jam session.   Anne Elizabeth Moore— Artist, Critic, and Author Anne joins us live from Georgia in the former USSR to tell us about her work there and her upcoming performance project at the MCA called Garment Work, where she will deconstruct a pair of denim jeans. A pair of deconstructed blue jeans. Bob Vonderau– Founder of OhLNo.com We learn about this site where you can read and post stories about experiences on Chicago’s “L.” Robert Rodi— Chicago author and host of the Robert Rodi and Friends Jam Every 3rd Tuesday of the month you can catch this singer’s jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. Robert Rodi and Friends Jam Session   OTL #253 local music provided by The Lawrence Peters Outfit…

OTL: Episode #252- Sunday Salon Chicago Preview, Andy Hermann’s Pitchfork Review, Future of Midwest High-Speed Rail

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 “salon” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen previews the return of the Sunday Salon Chicago, gets an old friend’s Pitchfork review, and discusses the future of high-speed rail in the Midwest.   Natalia Nebel and Robert Rodi— Co-Director of the Sunday Salon Chicago and a Local Author, respectively We get the latest on the return of the Sunday Salon to Chicago.  It’s a prose reading series taking place at Uncommon Ground (1401 W. Devon) every last Sunday of the month.   Andy Hermann– Former Executive Producer of Outside the Loop Radio Andy attended last week’s Pitchfork music festival in Union Park- his first outdoor music fest in a LONG time.  We get his impressions of the weekend. Andy Hermann wearing a sweet-looking hat. Rick Harnish— Executive Director of the Midwest High-Speed Rail Association What is the future of high-speed rail in the Midwest and why is it important?  We explore these questions and others having to do with high-speed rail.   OTL #252 local music provided by The Pear Traps…

OTL: Episode #251- The Paper Machete Show, TIF Talk, a NY Director on Chicago’s Theatre Scene

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 “paper machete” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen chats with the host of a weekly salon in a saloon, does some TIF Talk, and discusses Chicago theatre with a New Yorker.   Christopher Piatt— Host and Curator of The Paper Machete Show We learn about this free weekly live magazine and podcast the covers pop culture, current events, and American manners at The Horseshoe on Lincoln every Saturday at 3 p.m.   TIF Talk– A new OTL segment TIF Districts are pretty controversial in Chicago.  This occasional segment looks at TIFs from different angles.  This week, we hear a listener’s reaction to a TIF discussion on a past show with Ald. James Cappleman (46th). What we imagine exists inside a TIF fund. Wes Grantom— Director of The Steadfast We hear about the development of this new play and get Wes’ reflections on the Chicago theatre scene as a director in New York.  His show is based off of a painting (pictured below) by artist Steve Alpert.   OTL #251 local music provided by Black Bear Combo…

OTL: Episode #250- The Homosexuals, Ultra-Violet Petting Zoo Preview, A Sustainable Reality Documentary

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 “ultra-violet” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the author of the new play The Homosexuals, previews a Chicago Mixtape music event this weekend, and learns about a new documentary about local efforts to create a more sustainable society.   Philip Dawkins— Chicago playwright and author of The Homosexuals This new play is a celebration of friendship, getting great reviews, and is playing at the Victory Gardens Theater.  We hear more about this show from Phil.   Casey Meehan– Founder of the Chicago Mixtape The Chicago Mixtape will be providing the awesome bands for this Sunday’s Ultra-Violet Petting Zoo in Paul Revere Park.  We get a preview of the event as well as an update on the Mixtape. Casey Meehan and musician Tom Schraeder at a petting zoo. Mike Silberman— Director of A Sustainable Reality: Redefining Roots Mike and his team have set out to create a documentary about the great work being done to make this planet more sustainable for the future.  We find out more about this ambitious project this week.   OTL #250 local music provided by Jesse Johnson…