OTL: Episode #270- Trubadeaux: a Restaurant Movie, Cheap beer blind taste test, the Responsible Budget Ordinance

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… Happy Thanksgiving! (podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “cheap beer” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the guys behind a new locally-produced movie, Trubadeaux, learns about the cheap beer taste test, and discusses the Responsible Budget Ordinance that was introduced in the city council.   Jay Sukow, John Berka, and Todd Wojcik— Writers of Trubadeaux (also, they’re in the film!) On OTL #216 we went on the set of Trubadeaux: A Restaurant Movie.  A year later that movie is complete.  We hear about the production process and why the guys chose to produce every aspect of the film in Chicago.   Todd Wojcik and John Berka on the set.     Tom Carter– Mike’s bro-in-law Need a way to spice up the family holiday party this year?  Try a cheap beer taste test!  Tom attended this event and he gives us a recap.   The cheap beer taste test.   Amisha Patel— Executive Director of The Grassroots Collaborative The Responsible Budget Ordinance was introduced in the Chicago City Council last month.  We learn about this legislation and how it has impacted the discourse of the city’s financial future.     OTL #270 local music provided by the Henhouse Prowlers…

OTL: Episode #269- Stories from a Chicago cab, YMTE podcast holiday recording party, Chicago Loot Drop charity event

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 “loot drop” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen re-airs his conversation with a local cabbie/author, previews the YMTE podcast holiday recording party, and learns about the Chicago Loot Drop charity event.   Dmitry Samarov— Chicago cabbie, artist, and author of Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab We hear about the observations and stories from Dmitry’s extensive cabbie career as he chats with us in his cab. Dmitry Samarov     Brandon Wetherbee– Host of the You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast We check in with Brandon to see what’s up with his show and to preview a holiday recording party he’s throwing at the Hungry Brain in Roscoe Village.     Mike Chuck— Chairman of the Chicago Loot Drop You have a chance to perform in a Rock Band 3 competition on stage at Reggie’s this weekend.  And it’s for a good cause!  We get the details.     OTL #269 local music provided by Paver…

OTL: Episode #268- Ald. Joe Moreno, Pizza Film Fest preview, Chicago Architecture Blog

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 “pizza rules” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen chats with Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) about what’s been keeping him busy lately, previews the 2nd Pizza Film Fest in Roscoe Village, and talks to the editor of the Chicago Architecture Blog.   Proco “Joe” Moreno— Alderman, 1st Ward Ald. Moreno joins us to discuss a variety of topics such as his views on the proposed 2012 city budget, his proposal to ban plastic bags in certain Chicago stores, and his views on decriminalizing marijuana. Ald. Joe Moreno     Tia Ayers– Creator and Producer of the Pizza Film Festival If you like pizza and film, then check out this unique film fest happening on November 29th at the Hungry Brain in Roscoe Village.  We get the lowdown from Tia.     Wayne Lorentz— Editor of the Chicago Architecture Blog Since 2003 this site has been documenting urban life and development in Chicago.  We discuss the site and local architecture with Wayne this week.     OTL #268 local music provided by Narrow Sparrow…

OTL: Episode #267- Local traffic cameras, Bartman Game audio from outside Wrigley, LTHForum’s “GNR” list

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 “great neighborhood” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses speeding cameras in Chicago, plays some audio from outside Wrigley Field during the 2003 Bartman Game, and chats with the co-owner of LTHForum.com about their Great Neighborhood Restaurant list.   Celeste Meiffren— Filed Director for the IL Public Interest Research Group The IL PIRG released a report recently that examines the contracts between red light/speeding camera vendors and U.S. cities.  This report is timely since Chicago could be seeing even more of these cameras soon. Photo courtesy of The Expired Meter     Outside the Bartman Game in 2003– An audio time warp Mike dug up some audio gold from 2003.  He was roaming the area outside of Wrigley Field the night of the infamous “Bartman Game” with a microphone in hand.  He recently found his recordings from that evening and we hear some of that footage this week.   Wrigley Field from across the street.   Steve Zaransky— Co-Owner of LTHForum.com This Chicago-based culinary chat site announced its renewals for the Great Neighborhood Restaurant and Resource list.  Steve joins us to discuss the results.     OTL #267 local music provided by Velvetron…