OTL: Episode #333- Goose & Fox pop-up supper club, Participatory budgeting in Chicago

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 “supper club” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about a local pop-up supper club and discusses how participatory budgeting allows for citizens to decide how their local government money is spent.   Greg Combs– Chef and proprietor of Goose & Fox We hear about this local pop-up supper club that prides itself on excellent food as well as a down-to-earth atmosphere.         Maria Hadden – Project coordinator, Participatory Budgeting Chicago Participatory budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.  We get the lowdown of how this is happening in some Chicago neighborhoods.     OTL #333 local music provided by Pet Lions…  

OTL: Episode #332- Storytelling at “Here’s the Story,” Sexual exploitation prevention, A harmonica 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 “here’s the story” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen previews Here’s the Story- a live show featuring real people telling stories, discusses sexual exploitation prevention, and previews a documentary about the harmonica that’s coming to Chicago.   Janna Sobel– Co-founder and artistic director of Here’s the Story We learn about this show featuring real stories from real people that takes place on the first Sunday of the month at Stage 773 (1225 W. Belmont).       Rachel Durchslag –Executive Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation Sexual exploitation is still prevalent in our society, sadly.  Rachel gives us an overview of how CAASE works to address this problem at its core.     Marc Lempert– Director of Pocket Full of Soul: The Harmonica Documentary The harmonica gets some love in this documentary that’s playing at the AMC Showplace Village Crossing at 7000 Carpenter Rd. in Skokie on February 28th at 7:30pm.  Buy tickets HERE.   OTL #332 local music provided by Software Giant…  

OTL: Episode #331- The Hideout Harmonica Hoedown preview, Built In Chicago helping tech startups

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 “harmonica rules” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen previews the Hideout Harmonica Hoedown and discusses how Built In Chicago’s giant network helps local tech startups. Bob Kessler– Local harmonica stud and organizer of the Hoedown The Hideout Harmonica Hoedown takes place this Sunday at 7pm at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia).  We get a preview of this great night of music.       Maria Katris – CEO of Built In Chicago Built In Chicago has created a huge online network for local tech startups.  We get the details.     OTL #331 local music provided by James Conway…  

OTL: Episode #330- Chicago’s budget transparency, The Salsa Truck’s on-board cooking, Parking Ticket Geek’s red light cam update

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 “cooking on-board” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses Chicago’s budget transparency, talks to the first food truck owner to be able to cook on board a truck, and gets a red light camera update from The Parking Ticket Geek.   Hailey Witt– Field director, Illinois PIRG In a recent report, Illinois PIRG gave Chicago an “A” grade for budget transparency.  We find out why and what improvements the city can make.       Dan Salls – Owner of The Salsa Truck A few weeks ago on OTL #328, Dan told us about his efforts to get a mobile food preparers’ license.  He was successful and now owns the first truck in Chicago with a MFP license.  We get the story.     The Parking Ticket Geek– Blogger at TheExpiredMeter.com From updates on red light cameras in the city to the ongoing parking meter saga, The Geek has the latest.   OTL #330 local music provided by Cloudbirds…