OTL: Episode #388- First Tuesday Roundtable, Team Englewood’s poem, The other side of “Chicagoland”

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 “poetry is powerful” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to Mick Dumke about his new show at The Hideout, chats with the poetry coach at Team Englewood about his team’s local popularity recently, and analyzes CNN’s “Chicagoland” with the Chicago Justice Project.   Mick Dumke– Senior Writer at the Chicago Reader We all know Mick is a great reporter, but now he gets his chance to co-host a political roundtable called First Tuesdays at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) every first Tuesday of the month starting April 1st.   Dave Stieber– History teacher and poetry coach at Team Englewood Community Academy Last week we heard students from Englewood perform a group poem that talks directly to the mayor about their neighborhood vs. the other Chicago.  This week we hear from the students’ poetry coach.     Students from Englewood performing at Metro   Tracy Siska– Executive Director of the Chicago Justice Project CNN is airing it’s series called Chicagoland.  The CJP has taken issue with some of the information (or lack thereof) has been presented.  We get the details.     OTL #388 local music provided by Cousin Dud…  

OTL: Episode #343- Scrappers documentary, Hank Frisco in cat form, Domestic violence portrayal in local media

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 “scrapper” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about the Chicago-based documentary called “Scrappers” and previews a moderated discussion on how violence against women is portrayed in the Chicago media.   Brian Ashby and Ben Kolak– Co-directors and co-producers of the documentary Scrappers We learn about this locally-produced film that follows two Chicago metal scavengers. A scene from Scrappers   Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender and Cat– On OTL #334 we heard from Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender‘s producer and writer Matt Kelley.  We check in with Matt regarding some fans in Philly wanting to name a cat after the lead role in the Chicago sci-fi comedy web series.         Tracy Siska– Executive director of the Chicago Justice Project On May 28th at the Union League Club of Chicago, the CJP will be presenting a public discussion called Documenting Violence Against Women: Justice Begins with Truth.  We preview this event.   OTL #343 local music provided by Go Time…  

OTL: Episode #336- Chicago Elevated walking tours, TNG Futurecore, Long-term costs of increased police staffing

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 “futurecore” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about Chicago Elevated’s local walking tours, rocks Star Trek hardcore music with the guys from TNG, and looks at the long-term costs of police staffing increases in Chicago.   Margaret Hicks– Founder & owner of Chicago Elevated From a tour of the Pedway to a local disaster tour, Margaret is one happy camper when she leads her walking tours.  We get the lowdown on this opportunity to learn about Chicago.   T.J. and Collin of TNG – Have you ever seen a Star Trek hardcore music video?  You’re about to when you click below.  We find out why these local visionaries decided to embark on this trek of awesomeness.     Tracy Siska– Executive director of the Chicago Justice Project The CJP recently released an issue brief looking at the long term costs of increased police staffing in Chicago.  We discuss this analysis.   OTL #336 local music provided by California Wives…  

OTL: Episode #309- The Dinner Party, Chicago Justice Project’s fundraiser, Local comedy with Brandon Wetherbee

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 “dinner party” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, mentions an upcoming fundraiser for the Chicago Justice Project, and previews some great local comedy events with Brandon Wetherbee.   Elysabeth Alfano – Host and executive producer of The Dinner Party We learn about this monthly show that brings together Chicago cultural luminaries over food and drink in front of an audience that gets to participate in the conversation.  The next Dinner Party happens September 20th at Expo Chicago.   Chicago Justice Project turns 5– On October 2nd at Revolution Brewing (2323 N. Milwaukee) you can be a part of the 5 year anniversary of this organization that aims to increase transparency of justice-related issues in Chicago. Brandon Wetherbee– Host of the You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast Brandon tells us about some great local comedy events he’s hosting in the near future.  Be sure to check out his podcast too!   OTL #309 local music provided by Brother George…