OTL: Episode #175- Chicago Aldermen Project, OTL Press, the East Village is Historic

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “historic neighborhood” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about an upcoming local arts project involving the City Council, chats with a former OTL employee about some show press, and brings us the story of the East Village neighborhood’s arrival on the National Register of Historic Places. Jeremy Scheuch — Co-organizer of the Chicago Aldermen Project In an effort to teach Chicago about its elected officials, local artists will create portraits of their aldermen.  We get the info on this interesting project. Andrew J. Hermann— Former Executive Producer of Outside the Loop Radio Recently this little radio show got some press in the January edition of the Illinois Entertainer.  They didn’t get the picture and the caption correct, though.  Is this an evil plot by Andy to take over?  We find out! Hey, that’s not Andy Hermann! Scott Rappe — Architect, member of the East Village Association The East Village neighborhood in Chicago was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places.  We get some history of this small area of the city and find out why it made the list. OTL #175 local music provided by The Cathy Santonies…

OTL: Episode #174- Chicago’s “Shop Talk,” CTA Warns Against Excessive Photography, The Lake Street Lookout

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “business up front and a party in the back” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen has some advice for the upcoming singles profile in Chicago Magazine, learns about a community discussion series that takes place in a local barber shop, talks about the CTA warning against excessive photography, and chats with the editor of The Lake Street Lookout. Alice Kim — Director of The Public Square “Shop Talk” is an event put on by The Public Square that intends to foster discussion about a wide range of issues.  It takes place at Ron’s Barber Shop at 6058 W. North Ave every last Friday of the month.  We discuss the importance of these kinds of programs. Carlos Miller— Photojournalist, writer, activist Carlos recently came across the picture below and was outraged to see that the CTA is apparently equating photographing on public transit to terrorist activity.  He joins us this week to discuss the issue. Kathy Kozan — Editor of The Lake Street Lookout The West Loop area has seen an influx of people and businesses, which is a good thing.  Sometimes, however, there are unintended consequences of more people in the area- especially in the wee hours of the morning.  We get the details. OTL #174 local music provided by The Great Crusades…