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…