OTL: Episode #354- Be a water hero from Chicago, LTH Forum’s re-design, The Chicago House

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 “water hero” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about a local push to bring clean drinking water to Haiti, Chats about the LTH Forum re-design, and discusses the important work of The Chicago House.   Jená Lowe– Marketing Coordinator for Portapure We learn how this local company is working toward bringing clean drinking water to families in Haiti.  You can help by donating to the cause at the campaign’s IndieGoGo site.         Steve Zaransky– Co-Owner of LTHForum.com This great Chicago-based web chat site focuses on local food and dining out.  It recently was redesigned.  We learn about what’s new.     Bonn Wade– Director of the TransLife program at The Chicago House HIV/AIDS can be an extreme hardship for low-income individuals and families.  We learn how The Chicago House helps people live full lives despite this disease.     OTL #354 local music provided by The Welcome…  

OTL: Episode #353- Can cell phones impact a man’s reproductive health?, CTA Riders opposed to bus rapid transit

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 put that phone” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses if cell phones negatively impact a man’s reproductive health and explores what some feel are the downsides to bus rapid transit in Chicago.   Dr. Craig Niederberger– Head of the urology department and professor of engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago Dr. Niderberger runs a great blog called maledoc.com.  He discusses whether or not cell phones can lead to problems with male reproductive health.         Kevin Peterson– Member, Citizens Taking Action Citizens Taking Action, a transit advocacy group, has come out in opposition to plans to install bus rapid transit (BRT) on streets such as Ashland and Western Avenues.  We get the latest. Photo courtesy of www.brtchicago.com     OTL #353 local music provided by Netherfriends…  

OTL: Episode #352- Parking Ticket Geek update, The Wisconsin supper club experience, Chicago budget transparency

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 “supper clubs are wonderful” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets a local transportation update from The Parking Ticket Geek, Recaps his Wisconsin supper club experience, and discusses Chicago’s budget transparency.   The Parking Ticket Geek– Blogger at TheExpiredMeter.com The Geek discusses red light cameras, city sticker violations, and much more.     Jenny Stephen – Mike’s better half Last week Mike talked to the author of a book on Wisconsin supper clubs.  Turns out he visited a few of those supper clubs this past weekend.  We hear about Jenny and Mike’s experiences there. Mike and Jenny at the Ishnala Supper Club in Wisconsin     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.       OTL #352 local music provided by Redgrave…  

OTL: Episode #351- Wisconsin Supper Clubs, The Nosh in Wicker Park, Jogging every block of Chicago 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 the “noshing-away” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the director of the movie Wisconsin Supper Clubs, learns about a new Wicker Park food festival, and checks in with the guy who’s jogging every block in Chicago.   Ron Faiola– Director of Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old-Fashioned Experience Supper Clubs in Wisconsin are a great tradition.  Ron literally wrote the book and made the movie on these delicious experiences.     Alan Kannof – Founder and Chief Nosher of The Nosh There’s a new diverse weekly food festival coming to Wicker Park starting July 13th at the A.N. Pritzker School.  We get the lowdown.     Darcy Phillips – Creator of Run Chicago Darcy is attempting to run on every block in Chicago and his progress is documented on his Facebook page.  We get an update on how he’s doing. Darcy keeps track of blocks he already ran.       OTL #351 local music provided by The Right Now…