OTL: Episode #337- Green Chicago Office Challenge, You Me Them Everybody show, NewCity’s Design 50 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 “Green Chicago office” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about the Chicago Green Office Challenge, previews this week’s “You, Me, Them, Everybody” show, and discusses NewCity Magazine’s Design 50 list.   Vanessa Roanhorse– Project Manager, Chicago Green Office Challenge We learn about this ongoing competition that makes Chicago more sustainable by having buildings and tenants engage in friendly competition to reduce environmental impact— and gain recognition along the way.   Brandon Wetherbee– Host of the You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast Tonight you can catch a live taping of the YMTE show at the Hungry Brain (2319 W. Belmont).  We get a preview of tonight’s event.     Brian Hieggelke– Editor and publisher of NewCity Recently NewCity released their Design 50 List.  We review this list and find out who influences design in Chicago.   OTL #337 local music provided by Sunjacket…  

OTL: Episode #336- Chicago Elevated walking tours, TNG Futurecore, Long-term costs of increased police staffing

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 “futurecore” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about Chicago Elevated’s local walking tours, rocks Star Trek hardcore music with the guys from TNG, and looks at the long-term costs of police staffing increases in Chicago.   Margaret Hicks– Founder & owner of Chicago Elevated From a tour of the Pedway to a local disaster tour, Margaret is one happy camper when she leads her walking tours.  We get the lowdown on this opportunity to learn about Chicago.   T.J. and Collin of TNG – Have you ever seen a Star Trek hardcore music video?  You’re about to when you click below.  We find out why these local visionaries decided to embark on this trek of awesomeness.     Tracy Siska– Executive director of the Chicago Justice Project The CJP recently released an issue brief looking at the long term costs of increased police staffing in Chicago.  We discuss this analysis.   OTL #336 local music provided by California Wives…  

OTL: Episode #335- Ald. Joe Moreno, Dying the Chicago river green, Mike Houlihan’s “Our Irish Cousins”

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 “Irish cousin” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks Chicago issues with Ald. Joe Moreno, learns about dying the Chicago River green, and chats with Mike Houlihan about his new film, “Our Irish Cousins.”   Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Proco “Joe” Moreno– Alderman, 1st Ward Ald. Moreno joins us to discuss various local issues such as liquor moratoriums, LED billboards in neighborhoods, and Chicago school closings. Ald. Joe Moreno   OTL Rewind– Mike Butler, Head of the Green Chicago River Crew With this being St. Patrick’s Day week, we thought it’d be cool to dig into the OTL audio archives to hear a clip from OTL #25 that includes learning about the history of turning the Chicago River green.   Dying the Chicago River Mike Houlihan– Local author, comedian, filmmaker, Irishman Mike’s latest film, Our Irish Cousins, is an exploration of the Irish-American experience.  We discuss the film and the lessons he learned from visiting his homeland. Our Irish Cousins OTL #335 local music provided by Safe Haven..  

OTL: Episode #334- School closings and the local economy, LED billboards, Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender

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 “galaxy defender” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses how school closings could impact the neighborhood economy, learns about frustrations over local LED billboards, and goes behind the scenes of a locally-produced web series called Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender.   Mick Dumke– Senior writer at the Chicago Reader Mick discusses his article covering the possible economic impact of school closings in Chicago neighborhoods.       Steve Jensen –President of the Bucktown Community Organization New (and very bright) LED billboards are popping up around Chicago.  Steve explains the affect they have on his community.     Matt Kelley– Writer and producer of Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender This locally-produced sci-fi comedy web series is getting some attention.  We go behind the scenes in the year 3842.   OTL #334 local music provided by The Mediocre Fight…