OTL: Episode #219- Reflections From a Green Party Candidate, AREA Chicago’s Wants and Needs, the Roscoe Village Economy

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 “looking to record your Holiday song” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen wants to record your Holiday music, talks to the Green Party candidate for State Rep in the 39th district about his recent campaign, learns about the upcoming AREA Chicago auction, and discusses the Roscoe Village econmy with a local business owner. Attention Local Musicians: OTL Wants to Record Your Holiday Songs!— Once again, OTL will feature local Holiday tunes on the December 23 show!  This year, however, host Mike Stephen will record YOUR music for airplay! E-mail Mike at mike@outsidetheloopradio.com to set up a time and day to record your songs!  NOTE: These must be ACOUSTIC tunes and must be able to be recorded with four microphones or less. Record with OTL! Jeremy Karpen— Former Green Party Candidate for IL State Rep (39th District) Jeremy ended up losing the election, but he reflects on the future of the Green Party in IL and what kind of representation his community of Logan Square needs in the future. Rachel Wallis — Finance Coordinator for AREA Chicago AREA Chicago is a bi-annual magazine and a series of local community events.  They are holding a very unique benefit auction this Saturday, December 4th, called “Wants and Needs.”  We find out more about AREA Chicago and the auction this week. Jenna Zaffino— Owner/Director of […]

OTL: Episode #207- Chicago Ave. In Limbo, Another Visit to the Near North Farmessori

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 “street-level” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen roughs the winds of Chicago, chats with the author of an article about Chicago Avenue, and visits the Near North Farmessori to see how goes the experiment in urban gardening. Janina Williams— Freelance Writer and Author of Chicago Ave: A ‘Hood In Limbo The stretch of Chicago Ave. between Damen and Ashland has seen a lot of action over the years.  Janina reflects on where this neighborhood has been, where it is now, and where it’s going. Deitch Pharmacy on Chicago Ave.  Photo Courtesy of Janina Williams Who Needs the Olympics?— Chicago has one of the top five gay bars in the world! Anna Viertel and Stacy Cushenberry— Staff at the Near North Montessori School The Near North Farmessori is a student-run farm in the East Village neighborhood.  It’s come a long way since we last stopped by in six inches of snow in February.  We get an update this week. The Near North Farmessori OTL #207 local music provided by I Kong Kult…