OTL: Episode #372- Kari Lydersen on Mayor 1%, Send in your Christmas music, Youth violence 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 “99%” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to local journalist Kari Lydersen about her new book on Mayor Emanuel, solicits Chicago Christmas music, and chats with the editor of a book that tells the stories of youth violence in the city.   Kari Lydersen– Chicago-based journalist and author of Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99% Kari discusses her new book that analyzes the governing style of Mayor Emanuel and profiles those citizens who oppose him.         Submit Your Local Holiday Music – We’re looking for Chicago musicians to submit versions of classic Christmas songs or original Holiday tunes.  Those songs will be featured on the Christmas show on December 26th!         Miles Harvey– Assistant professor of English at DePaul University and editor of How Long Will I Cry?  Voices of Youth Violence This powerful book provides firsthand accounts of what it’s like growing up in a culture of youth violence in Chicago.       OTL #372 local music provided by The Wild Finish…  

OTL: Episode #371- The Chicago Cultural Plan, GloVentra, New City’s Best of Chicago 2013

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 “best of Chicago” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the Chicago Cultural Plan, learns about a new use for the Ventra card, and talks about the Best of Chicago 2013 with the editor of New City Magazine.   Deanna Isaacs– Staff writer and columnist for the Chicago Reader Deanna has been covering the developing story of the Chicago Cultural Plan and gives us the latest.         Sam Isenstein– Local copywriter and creator of GloVentra Sam came up with a way to make your public transportation commute a whole lot easier: you can wear your Ventra card.  He tells us about his creation.         Brian Hieggelke– Editor and publisher of New City New City came out with its Best of Chicago 2013 list recently.  Brian talks about the list and the future of print publishing.       OTL #371 local music provided by Swim Ignorant Fire…  

OTL: Episode #370- We Live Here art show, Chicago Book Expo, Giardiniera taste test

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 “We Live Here” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen previews the “We Live Here” art show, learns about the upcoming Chicago Book Expo, and explores a local giardinera taste test.   Megan Williamson– Local artist We visit Megan’s studio and learn about her upcoming show on December 6-9 at the Bette Cerf Hill Gallery (1821 W. Hubbard, Suite #210) that features paintings of areas around Chicago.         John Wilson– Co-organizer of the Chicago Book Expo We get a preview of the Expo that takes place on November 24 at St. Augustine College (1345 W. Argyle) from 11a-5p.  The event features 75 exhibitors selling books and more than 40 authors discussing their works.         Nick Kindelsperger– Editor of Serious Eats Chicago Do you like giardinera?  Then check out the taste test Nick put together.  We get the lowdown on this spicy study. Photo courtesy of Nick Kindelsperger and Serious Eats Chicago.   Also, thanks to the Chicago Tribune’s Rick Kogan for a great writeup on Outside the Loop!  Check it out HERE.     OTL #370 local music provided by Audiences…  

OTL: Episode #369- Chicago’s proposed 2014 budget, Tacofancy, A Chicagoan visits the White 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 “Tacofancy” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen looks at the mayor’s proposed 2014 budget, discusses a community-driven online taco repository, and talks to a Chicagoan who attended the Blackhawks’ championship celebration at the White House.   Ellyn Fortino– Reporter & blogger for Progress Illinois Recently Mayor Emanuel proposed his version of Chicago’s budget for 2014.  We analyze the budget and how it would impact the city’s finances.     Photo courtesy of Progress Illinois   Tacofancy– A community-driven taco hub Mike discovers Dan Sinker‘s online taco repository.  And it’s delicious.   A delicious taco.     Brandon Wetherbee– Host of the You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast and Managing Editor of Bright Young Things Brandon, a Chicagoan, attended the Blackhawks Stanley Cup ceremony at the White House and gives us a behind-the-scenes account. Photo courtesy of Brandon Wetherbee/Bright Young Things.     OTL #369 local music provided by Brice Woodall…