OTL: Episode #202- Jay Stone On Running For Mayor of Chicago, Parking Ticket Geek Update, Low Power FM and Social Justice

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 “mayoral in stature” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen recaps his experience on the YMTE podcast, talks to a Chicago mayoral candidate, checks in with the Parking Ticket Geek, and discusses the relationship between low-power FM radio and social justice. Jay Stone— Candidate for Mayor of Chicago In an exclusive interview Jay tells us why he’s running to be Chicago’s next mayor. The Parking Ticket Geek— Official OTL Parking Correspondent and Blogger at thexpiredmeter.com The Geek returns to the show to discuss the rise of ticketing for drivers using their cell phones in the car. Allan Gomez— Co-Founder of Radios Populares This Chicago-based group uses radio to help communities who are struggling for social justice. OTL #202 local music provided by Lasers and Fast and Shit…

OTL: Episode #197- 46th Ward Aldermanic Candidate Returns, Forgotten Chicago’s Upcoming Boat Tour, Getting a Liquor License in 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 “licensed for liquor” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen chats with a candidate for alderman in the 46th Ward, previews some upcoming historical tours from Forgotten Chicago, and learns what it takes to get a liquor license in Chicago. James Cappleman — Candidate for alderman in the 46th Ward In 2007 James Cappleman lost to Helen Schiller in the race for alderman.  He’s back this time around to tell us about the focus of his campaign and why he wants to join the Chicago City Council. Jacob Kaplan— Co-Founder of Forgotten Chicago Forgotten Chicago is a great website if you’re interested in Chicago history and infrastructure.  There are some upcoming tours of the Pilsen/Little Village area and the Calumet River that Jacob previews this week. Lisa Arnett — Nightlife Producer for Metromix and Author of The Bottle Blond Blog What does it take to get a liquor license in Chicago?  Lisa did some investigating and she shares what she found with us. OTL #197 local music provided by Otter Petter…

OTL: Episode #192- Mick Dumke on TIF Money, LOST Fever, The Vegan Way of Life

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “DHARMA Initiative” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses allocation of Chicago’s TIF money, admits that he’s in the DHARMA Initiative, and learns about being vegan at a vegan restaurant in Edgewater. Mick Dumke — Writer and Editor at the Chicago Reader Mick (along with co-author Ben Joravsky) has come out with another must-read article dealing with TIF money in Chicago.  Mick joins us to discuss how the city spends this money. Mike Stephen is a “Lostie”— OTL Host Mike Stephen said that he wouldn’t get sucked into the Lost craze.  Turns out he’s in his own DHARMA Initiative film that he showed at a Lost finale viewing party. Duc Vu and Kiseung Lee — Partners at Loving Hut, an organic vegan restaurant in Edgewater We learn about what being a vegan is all about and how it can benefit our global community. OTL #192 local music provided by The Bears of Blue River…

OTL: Episode #190- Ald. Joe Moreno, Chicago Craft Beer Week Preview, Talking Shop With the “Radio Girl” Podcast

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “craft” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen has a discussion with Chicago’s newest alderman, previews Craft Beer Week and talks to the host of the Radio Girl podcast. Joe Moreno — Alderman of Chicago’s First Ward Mike sits down with the newest alderman in Chicago to talk about his priorities, politics, and how he plans to represent his ward. Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) Kevin Blodger— Chairman of Chicago Craft Beer Week Next week Chicagoland celebrates our area’s craft brews.  Kevin gives us the details about next week’s festivities and discusses how Chicago stacks up as a beer town. Margaret Larkin — Host of the Radio Girl podcast We go behind the scenes of this podcast that focuses on local radio. OTL #190 local music provided by The Steak House Mints…