OTL: Episode #214- Inside the Gaztro Wagon, OTL News Desk Update, Covering Chicago Politics with Early and Often

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 “gaztro” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen pays a visit to the Gaztro-Wagon, jumps behind the OTL News Desk to give us an update on some local stories, and discusses a new website dedicated to in-depth coverage of Chicago politics. Matt Maroni— Chef and Owner of the Gaztro-Wagon We go inside the popular Chicago food truck to find out how it got started, why people dig it, and the future of the local food truck movement. The Gaztro-Wagon Parked at Division and Ashland The OTL News Desk Update—  Mike Stephen dons his anchorman blazer and mustache to bring us updates on some past OTL stories and other local happenings. Mike Fourcher— Business Manager for Early and Often This new site provides in-depth coverage of Chicago politics.  We find out how it came to be and why it’s all the buzz right now. OTL #214 local music provided by Lionlimb..

OTL: Episode #186- Local Urban Forestry, Evaluating a New “State” of Chicago, Food Blogging With Chicago Gluttons

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “Chicago glutton” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the state of local urban forestry, rehashes the idea of a new state that includes Chicago, and talks food with one of the Chicago Gluttons. Mark Duntemann — Owner of Natural Path Urban Forestry Consultants How is Chicago doing when it comes to the care of trees?  We find out! Andy Hermann— Former Outside the Loop Radio Executive Producer, Current Pottery Consultant It seems that Andy heard the conversation between Mike and Ed Zotti last week regarding the idea of creating a new state from the Chicago metro area.   He has some thoughts of his own on this topic. Former OTL Producer Andy Hermann John Honkala — Co-Founder of Chicago Gluttons Chicago Gluttons is an awesome local food blog that recently won Time Out Chicago’s Eat Out Award for “Best Indie Restaurant Blog.”  We get a profile of the blog and why it’s more than you’re average restaurant review website. The Chicago Gluttons OTL #186 local music provided by Phil Circle…