OTL: Episode #350- Lethal Action Force, Prevention sexual exploitation, The 606 park network

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 “lethal action force” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the co-founder of Lethal Action Force, discusses sexual exploitation prevention, and gets an update on The 606- a planned network of parks in Chicago.   Adam Archer– Co-founder and producer of Lethal Action Force When you combine action movies with great Improv, you get something awesome.  We learn about this show that every Saturday at midnight at iO Chicago.     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.       Ben Helphand – Co-founder and board president of Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail The 606 will be a network of parks and trails that will be completed in 2014.  We get the latest on what we can expect from this very cool project.     OTL #350 local music provided by The Dyes…  

OTL: Episode #349- Is Rahm losing control of Chicago?, Streetsblog 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 the “Rahmbo” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen examines if Rahm has lost control of Chicago and discusses local sustainable transportation with the editor of Streetsblog Chicago.   Mark Guarino– Staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor and contributor to Salon.com Has Mayor Emanuel lost control of Chicago?  Mark examines that question and reflects on the first two years of the Emanuel Administration.     John Greenfield– Editor of Streetsblog Chicago This new blog focuses on local sustainable transportation issues.  We learn about this site and discuss the proposed Chicago bus rapid transit system.   OTL #349 local music provided by Majors Junction…  

OTL: Episode #348- Visiting The Salsa Truck and Garage, The real Six Corners?, Chicago Councilmatic

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 “covered in salsa” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen visits the owner of The Salsa Truck and The Garage, Discusses Portage Park and Wicker Park’s  “Six Corners,” and learns about a website that tracks your alderman’s work.   Dan Salls– Owner of The Salsa Truck and The Garage We pay a visit to a unique eatery in the West Loop that happens to house a very cool food truck.     Andy Hermann– Former OTL Producer As a resident of Portage Park, Andy weighs in on the Six Corners debate that pits Irving Park, Milwaukee and Cicero v. Damen, North, and Milwaukee. Mike and Andy out on the town Derek Eder– Co-founder of Chicago Councilmatic Derek gives us the lowdown on this site that easily lets you keep tabs on what the Chicago City Council is doing.   OTL #348 local music provided by Can I Get an Amen?…  

OTL: Episode #347- New parking meter deal, How wrong is Tom Skilling?, Escaping prostitution 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 the “the parking meter lease deal stinks” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks with The Reader’s Mick Dumke about a new parking meter lease deal, chats with the founder of HowWrongIsSkilling.com, and learns about a student documentary about local prostitution.   Mick Dumke– Senior writer at the Chicago Reader Mayor Emanuel proposed a new parking meter lease deal.  Will this deal help or hurt Chicagoans?  Mick explores this question and more in a piece he wrote.  He discusses this issue on this week’s show.     Cesar Ruelase– Creator of HowWrongIsSkilling.com Everyone trusts WGN-TV weatherman Tom Skilling, right?  Wrong.  Cesar discusses why he created a site that documents the inaccuracy of Mr. Skilling.   Lorraine Ma– Co-director and co-producer of the film Until the Day Breaks Prostitution is a serious problem in Chicago.  Lorraine discusses why she and her colleagues tackled this issue and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at her film.   OTL #347 local music provided by Rivals of the Peacemaker…