OTL: Episode #245- Dose Market, The Bar Aid Project, Man UP Chicago

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 “manned-up” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen previews the debut of Dose Market, learns about the Bar Aid Project from a local bartender, and chats with the editor of ManUpChicago.com. Jessica Herman— Co-founder of Dose Market and Associate Style & Shopping Editor for Time Out Chicago This Sunday, June 5th, is the debut of Dose Market at the River East Arts Center (435 E. Illinois).  Jessica gives us the lowdown on this cool new monthly market that focuses on local food and fashion. Logan Lavacheck– Mixologist at Sepia and Duchamp, Creator of The Bar Aid Project What can we learn from a mid-20th century bar guide that has 80 drink recipes printed on it?  We explore this question and find out why Logan is re-creating these archaic cocktails. The Bar Aid from circa 1950   Mark Rumble— Editor of ManUpChicago.com This new web-based magazine is geared toward Chicago men (but women might like it too!).  Mark tells us why he started up the site and what you can expect to read there.   OTL #245 local music provided by The Diemakers…

OTL: Episode #241- SlutWalk Chicago, Neo-Futurists Need Local Art, Creator Camp Chicago

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 “creative” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the organizers of a march against intolerance called SlutWalk Chicago, learns about the Neo-Futurists call for local art, and discusses creativity with the co-organizer of Creator Camp Chicago.   Jessica Skolnik and Jamie Keiles– Co-Organizers of SlutWalk Chicago We hear from the organizers of this local event that is a march against intolerance and takes place in Daley Plaza on June 4th. Megan Mercier– Neo-Futurist Ensemble Member The Neo-Futurists are putting out the call for local art to be displayed at their theater.  We learn more this week.   Mare Swallow— Co-organizer of Creator Camp Chicago We get the scoop on this upcoming half-day event that’s open to the public and brings together creative people so they can share their advice and knowledge in an intimate setting. OTL #241 local music provided by The Father Costume…

OTL: Episode #240- Upcoming Ward Re-Mapping, Household Garbage Measuring, Handshake Magazine

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 “re-mapped” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the upcoming ward re-mapping, talks to a Chicagoan who measured his family’s yearly garbage output, and learns about a new local literary magazine.   Matthew Blake– Contributing Writer for the Chicago Journal The ward map in Chicago is slated to change this year.  Matthew talks about his article covering the upcoming ward re-map and how that process works in the City Council. OTL Rewind– In honor of the recent Earth Day we hear this interview with Scott Rappe, architect and member of the East Village Association, that originally aired on OTL #185 last year.  Scott measured his family’s garbage output for 2009.  He discusses the results and how easy it is to compost in your urban backyard. Photo by Phil Velasquez Daniel Duffy— Editor and Publisher of The Handshake Magazine There is a new magazine in the Chicago literary scene that focuses on long-form journalism.  We get the scoop about this project that launched from its Kickstarter site. OTL #240 local music provided by Barehand Jugband…

OTL: Episode #239- Inefficient IL Townships, YMTE Mid-Week Review, Wal-Mart’s Proposed Lakeview Store

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 “mid-week review” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the inefficiencies of some IL townships, previews a fun panel he’ll be a part of tonight, and learns about the possibility of Wal-Mart moving into the Lakeview East neighborhood.   Emily Miller– Policy and Government Affairs Coordinator for the Better Government Association The BGA took up the issue of inefficient townships recently as well as attacks on the Freedom of Information Act.  Emily joins us with the latest. Brandon Wetherbee– Host of the You, Me, Them, Everybody Podcast Tonight at 8:00 p.m. at Cole’s Bar (2338 N. Milwaukee) Brandon hosts a special YMTE Mid-Week in Review show.  OTL host Mike Stephen is one of the panelists so come on out for a discussion of local current events that’s way better than the McLaughlin Group! Maureen Martino— Executive Director of the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce Wal-Mart has proposed moving into the Lakeview East neighborhood (on Broadway and Surf).  Maureen gives us her reaction to this proposal. OTL #239 local music provided by Keith Scott…