OTL: Episode #393- Attack of the Killer Asparagus, Analyzing Transit Future, 826CHI’s sci-fi prom

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 “Radio-9 From Outer Space” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to environmental radio host Mike Nowak, gets an analysis of the Transit Future proposal, and previews the 826CHI sci-fi prom this weekend.   Mike Nowak – Host of The Mike Nowak Show on WCPT-AM (820) and author of the forthcoming book, Attack of the Killer Asparagus and Other Lessons Not Learned in the Garden We talk to Mike about Chicago environmental issues and preview his live broadcast from the Irish American Heritage Center this Sunday morning.     John Greenfield– Editor of Streetsblog Chicago Recently, John analyzed the Transit Future proposal to revamp Chicagoland’s transit system.  We get his opinions on the plan.       Hayley Miller– Events & Outreach Coordinator at 826CHI This local non-profit writing & tutoring center is holding its annual fundraiser this weekend.  We get a preview and learn more about this organization.         OTL #393 local music provided by Secret Science…  

OTL: Episode #392- A new way to pay your parking meter, The chef behind local pet-eating supper clubs

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 “don’t eat your pet” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the Parking Ticket Geek about a new way to pay your parking meter and finally gets to the heart of the controversial issue of serving house pets at local underground supper clubs.   The Parking Ticket Geek – Blogger at The Expired Meter There’s a new way to pay your parking meters in Chicago using your phone.  The Geek gives us the info.   A new way to pay your meter.   Chef Antonio Reynolds– Executive chef at Trubadeaux restaurant in Edgewater In this exclusive interview we hear from the local chef behind the movement of serving pets at underground supper clubs.     Chef Reynolds and his brother Lyle.     OTL #392 local music provided by City Street Jams…  

OTL: Episode #391- Transit Future, Chicago Literary Map, Serving pets for dinner: Part 2

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 “future of transit” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about a proposed revamped local transit system, chats with the creator of the Chicago Literary Map, and follows up on “extreme” underground dinners with the co-owner of Trubadeaux restaurant.   Jacky Grimshaw– Director of the Transit Future project and Vice President for Policy at the Center for Neighborhood Technology We learn about Transit Future’s plan for a revamped Chicagoland transit system. Transit Future’s proposed system layout.   Stephanie Plenner– Creator of the Chicago Literary Map This unique map combines user-submitted writings about different areas of the city.       Lyle Reynolds– Co-Owner and General Manager of Trubadeaux restaurant in Edgewater Following up on a conversation about serving house pets at underground dinners (OTL #389), we hear from one of the proponents of this culinary approach.   Lyle Reynolds of Trubadeaux.   OTL #391 local music provided by Cassettes on Tape…  

OTL: Episode #390- Car Pal app, Chicago Design Museum, Random Acts of Radio

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 “car pal” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about the new Car Pal app, chats with the co-founder of the Chicago Design Museum, and celebrates another long-running radio show on WLUW.   Varun Goel– Co-creator of the Car Pal app We’re back in street-sweeping season in Chicago.  This handy app lets you know if you’re parking in a restricted area and much more.  We get the lowdown.   Tanner Woodford– Co-founder and Chairman of the Chicago Design Museum This unique museum seeks to unite, inform, and inspire.  Check out their Kickstarter page as they raise funds for a permanent home in the city.       Cooper St. James– Host of Random Acts of Radio every 1st Sunday of the month on WLUW We learn about this audio documentary show that celebrates seven years on the radio this week.     OTL #390 local music provided by The Orwells…