OTL: Episode #30

HAPPY EARTH DAY !! (podcasting “from” the middle of Humboldt Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt solar-powered generator WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann present an ALL-GREEN show with OTL memories and outtakes, a conversation about socially-conscious networking, and a look Chicago’s Earth Day celebrations. OTL memories and outtakes; Andy & Mike share some memories and play an OTL show outtake Peter Nicholson – Executive Director, Foresight Design Initiative; on social networking through Chicago Green Drinks 2006 Olympics announcement; Mike loses track of Andy in a Wrigleyville bar Peggy Stewart – Manager of Outdoor and Environmental Education, Chicago Park District; about Chicago’s Earth Day happenings (segue music this week by Orbert Davis)

OTL: Episode #29

(podcasting “from” the grounds of Ravinia) (broadcasting on the 100-watt nuclear strike force WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about an invasion coming this summer, they discuss the annual WLUW Record Fair, and then they take a look into Chicago’s tech community. Mark Hurley – Environmental Educator, Lake County Forest Preserves; on the return of the cicadas, and the CicadaMobile WLUW Record Fair & Other Delights; talking Rush with WLUW Special Events Director Mary Nisi Tom Sherman – publisher, WindyBits; about the Chicago tech community (segue music this week by Office)

OTL: Episode #28

(podcasting “from” Michigan Avenue, next to an R2-D2 mailbox) (broadcasting on the 100-watt flamethrower WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann take a virtual trip through Uptown, they review some recent news, and then they discuss small claims court lawsuits. Martha Bayne – senior editor, Chicago Reader; about their “Uptown” issue, and Chicago neighborhoods OTL News Roundup; American Gladiators and REO Speedwagon Derek Monroe – the King of Small Claims; on consumer activism through lawsuits (segue music this week by The Emerald Lizards)

OTL: Episode #27

(podcasting “from” the Nelson Algren Fountain on the Polish Triangle) (broadcasting on the 100-watt powerhouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann learn about renters’ rights in Chicago, and then they discuss gentrification in the Wicker Park neighborhood. Shirley Johnson – program director, Metropolitan Tenants Organization; about renters’ rights in Chicago Mike & Andy at North / Milwaukee / Damen; checking out the scene at the six corners Tim Inklebarger – staff writer, Chicago Journal; on gentrification in the Wicker Park neighborhood (segue music this week by Frisbie)