OTL: Episode #342- The “To Be Demolished” series, Being a bike messenger in Chicago, Broken sidewalks with Chicago Stumbler

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 “watch where you walk” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets an update on the “To Be Demolished” series, learns what it’s like to be a Chicago bike messenger, and discusses the Chicago Stumbler blog.   David Schalliol– Creator of the To Be Demolished series and Managing Editor of GapersBlock.com Every year there are hundreds of Chicago buildings are threatened with demolition.  David reflects on his efforts to document 100 of these buildings online over the last year. Photo courtesy of David Schalliol   Jeff Kidder– Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northern IL University, author of Urban Flow: Bike Messengers and the City What’s it like being a bike messenger in Chicago?  We explore this question and many others related to this risky job.         Mike Reilley– Founder of Chicago Stumbler, The Red Line Project, and Online Journalism Instructor at DePaul’s College of Communication We learn about this new site that documents broken sidewalks near Red Line El stops. Photo courtesy of The Chicago Stumbler   OTL #342 local music provided by Paul Leonard…