OTL: Episode #48

(podcasting “from” directly behind Wrigleyville Dogs) (broadcasting on the 100-watt hot dog with everything WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann look into local tourism and The Slinger, they learn about the homeless in the city, they find something to do tomorrow, and then they discuss Chicago music and local economics. OTL news roundup; Chicago re-does its tourism math, and doesn’t include The Slinger Julie Dworkin – policy director, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless; on some recent controversial press on the homeless in downtown Erik and Ruth – hosts, Think Pink on WLUW; on Queer Fest Midwest Bruce Iglauer – board member, Chicago Music Commission; on music and local economics, and how to make the connection stronger (segue music this week from Stiletto Attack)

OTL: Episode #46

(podcasting “from” the roof of a top-secret building next to the WLUW transmitter in Rogers Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt ball and chain WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann lament the loss of a local food blog, they ponder sending balls to Congress, they learn about the Chicago Indie Radio Project, and then they discuss a sport that’s sweeping the city. Michael Morowitz – proprietor, EatChicago.net; on closing the kitchen in Chicago’s favorite food blog Gemma Cooper-Novack and Annie Brodsky – masterminds, Balls to Congress; on getting in touch with our representatives in government Shawn Campbell – founder, Chicago Indie Radio Project; on getting a LPFM station up and running in Chicago Andrew Vilaythong and Joe Reyes – captains, Aberdeen Street Mafia Dodgeball Ninjas; on the latest sport to sweep the city (segue music this week from JJ Grey & Mofro)

OTL: Episode #45

(podcasting “from” the corner of Division and Halsted in Chicago) (broadcasting on the 100-watt surveillance camera WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss differences among Midwesterners, they learn about privatizing security in Chicago, Andy expresses concern with Mike’s recent voice work, and then they talk about the relevance of Lollapalooza. differences in Midwesterners; discussing the relative popularity of Gordon Lightfoot Nina Martin – PhD candidate at the UIC; on her Social Justice article on privatizing security in Chicago Mike’s recent sub-par voicework; a look into the daily struggles of OTL’s own golden voice Scott Smith – web editor, Time Out Chicago; on Lollapalooza’s impact and its effects on Chicago (segue music this week from The Lusties)

OTL: Episode #44

(podcasting “from” the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, IL) (broadcasting on the 100-watt literary powerhouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discover more about a recent police raid, they discuss the progressive thinking of a nearby suburb, they talk about an interesting sport sweeping the region, and then they learn about the cycling movement. Annie Anderson – OTL nightlife correspondent; shedding some light on the Printers’ Ball police raid last weekend Ray Johnson – Oak Park Trustee; on The Religious Freedom and Civil Unions Act (House Bill 1826) Aaron Del Mar – event director, Windy City Cornhole Classic; on the biggest cornhole event in the nation Howard Kaplan – participant, Chicago Critical Mass; on the cycling movement in Chicago and beyond (segue music this week from The Reptoids)