OTL: Episode #324- The 2012 Holiday Spectacular!

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 “ho, ho, ho” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen hosts the OTL Christmas Spectacular!  We hear some great music, learn that Santa Claus is scientifically credible, and hear a clip of a conversation between with St. Nick himself. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!     Merry Christmas from the OTL Bunker!    

OTL: Episode #323- “Dibs” in Chicago’s winter, The Andersonville Rahm snowball story, SpotHero.com’s growth

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 “dibby-dibs” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about a book that chronicles “dibs” in the winter, replays the Rahm Emanuel Andersonville snowball story, and catches up with the CEO of SpotHero.com. Mike Brown– Creator of the book Dibs Chicago- The Winter Phenomenon of Parking Spot Saving We learn about this book that chronicles the art of using a variety of objects to save shoveled-out parking spaces in Chicago.       Jay Sukow – Local Improv performer We hear this clip from OTL #220 where Jay recalls his on-the-street meeting with Rahmfest and how Mr. E. almost got pegged with a snowball. Jay and Rahm in Andersonville     Mark Lawrence– Co-Founder of SpotHero.com This site allows you to reserve a parking space in Chicago before you even leave your house!  We hear about how this company has grown over the past year and discuss the recent $2.5 million in venture capital money the company received.   OTL #323 local music provided by the Lowdown Brass Band…  

OTL: Episode #322- “The Chicagoans” column and video, RIP Gold Star’s Susan, Chicago Filmmakers winter 2013 series

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 Chicagoans” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about “The Chicagoans” column and video series, remembers Susan from Gold Star, and previews Chicago Filmmakers 2013 winter season. Anne Ford– Freelance writer, creator of The Chicagoans column and producer of its video series Get a glimpse into the fascinating lives of your fellow citizens.  We get the lowdown on this project.       RIP Susan – Earlier this week Susan Stursberg, co-owner of Gold Star Bar in Wicker Park, passed away.  Mike remembers her.   Susan Stursberg of Gold Star (pictured on the left)     Beckie Stocchetti– Program Director at Chicago Filmmakers We get a preview of their Winter 2013 screening series.   OTL #322 local music provided by Rocketboat…  

OTL: Episode #321- A new space for local entrepreneurs, A theater update, 60625news.com

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 “incubator space” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about Cibola- a new incubator space for local entrepreneurs, gives an update on a previous theater story, and discusses 60625news.com- a new local alternative news website. Mahrinah von Schlegel– Co-founder of Cibola We learn about this new incubator space aimed at local entrepreneurs.       The Steadfast update– We get an update on a story from OTL #251 about the play The Steadfast.         Meryl Williams– Founder and editor of 60625 This new alternative website covers the happenings of Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, and Albany Park.   OTL #321 local music provided by Bailiff…