OTL Radio #385- Community Glue Workshop, Read/Write Library’s quest for a new BiblioTreka, Makers Day in Edgewater

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 “DIY” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen visits the future home of the Community Glue Workshop in Edgewater, learns about Read/Write Library’s quest for a new BiblioTreka, and previews the Makers Day event at the Blue Buddha Boutique.   Ally Brisbin and Carla Bruni– Co-founders of the Community Glue Workshop Inspired by the “repair cafe” movement in Amsterdam, the Community Glue Workshop offers opportunities for you to have your weathered or broken belongings rehabilitated by their neighbors at no cost.  We pay them a visit.   Nell Taylor – Executive Director of the Read/Write Library The Read/Write Library is a new model for open, location-specific archiving of independent and small press media.  They are raising money for a new BiblioTreka popup library bicycle.  You can donate to their quest here.     The old BiblioTreka.   Rebeca Mojica– Owner of the Blue Buddha Boutique at 1127 W. Granville in Edgewater We learn about an event coming up on March 8th called Makers Day: Watch. Make. Take! There will also be the opportunity to attend craft sessions and bring along a project to work on with a community of makers.     OTL #385 local music provided by The Sweeps…  

OTL: Episode #384- Proposed ride-sharing ordinance, The weather’s parking impact, Homemade Stories podcast

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 “homemade” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about the proposed ride-sharing ordinance, examines how the recent weather can get you a parking ticket, and talks to the host of the Homemade Stories podcast.   Jacob Huebert– Senior attorney at The Liberty Justice Center Do you use ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft?  Jacob authored a recent blog post about the 7 worst things in Chicago’s proposed ride-sharing ordinance.  He joins us to discuss what he wrote.   The Parking Ticket Geek – Blogger at The Expired Meter The crazy amount of snow we’ve been getting recently can lead to surprise parking tickets.  The Geek joins us to explain.     Photo courtesy of The Expired Meter   Shannon Cason– Local writer, storyteller, and host of the Homemade Stories podcast We learn what makes a storyteller tick and find out about the Kickstarter page for Shannon’s locally-produced podcast. Shannon Cason   OTL #384 local music provided by  The Viaducts…  

OTL: Episode #383- The future of Indie Media, Open City Apps, The Hideout Harmonica Hoedown preview

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 “hoedown” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks indie media with Making Contact’s Lisa Rudman, looks at Open City Apps’ great work, and previews the Hideout Harmonica Hoedown this Sunday.   Lisa Rudman– Executive Director of Making Contact Coming up February 27-March 2 The Media Consortium will have their annual meeting in Chicago.  Lisa previews this event that’s open to the public and discusses the future of independent journalism.   Juan-Pablo Velez– Collaborator at Open City Apps We learn about this group that creates apps with open data to improve transparency and understanding of our government.         Bob Kessler– Harmonica stud and MC and Curator of the Hideout Harmonica Hoedown This awesome event takes place this Sunday at 7pm at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia).  We get a preview of this great night of music.     OTL #383 local music provided by The Black Willoughbys…  

OTL: Episode #382- Chicago’s free music label, Chicago Sandwich Bracket, Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender returns

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 “Chicago sandwich” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about a local free music label, chats about the Chicago Sandwich Bracket, and previews the new episode of locally-produced Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender, a Sci-Fi comedy web series.   Jason Sizer– Co-founder of Maek Music We learn about this local music label that puts out music for us to consume for free.   Jeff Feyerer – Co-founder of the Chicago Sandwich Bracket Now YOU can participate in this online NCAA-style tourney to crown the best sandwich in Chicago.     Photo: courtesy of The Chicago Sandwich Bracket   Matt Kelley– Producer and Writer of Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender Produced here in Chicago, this sci-fi comedy web series is about to release its 4th episode.  You can check out the viewing party at The Lincoln Tap Room (3010 N Lincoln Ave.) on February 15th!     OTL #382 local music provided by The Damn Choir…