OTL: Episode #169- Chicago Police Board Review, Pinups Helping Women, Reason to Give in Humboldt Park

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “sharing is caring” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen wants YOUR local Holiday tunes, discusses a review of the Chicago Police Board, learns about local pinups that help women, and profiles a Humboldt Park charity. Reminder to Submit Your Local Holiday Music —  We’re looking for Chicago musicians to submit versions of classic Christmas songs or original Holiday tunes.  Those songs will be featured on the Christmas show on December 24th! Tracy Siska — Executive Director of the Chicago Justice Project The CJP recently completed a review of the Chicago Police Board.  Tracy joins us to give us the results of this is study. Alexis Finch — Founder of TyK- Thought You Knew Us The folks at TyK have come up with a great way to fight stereotypes of women while helping a good cause:  Pinup calendars!  We get the lowdown on this story. Dawn Hancock – Executive Director of the Firebelly Foundation This week we learn about a great charity that’s part of the Firebelly Foundation called Reason to Give. OTL #169 local music provided by Picture Books…

OTL: Episode #168- Inclusive Local T-Shirts, Crazy Bike Guy, How the CTA Might Save Some $$

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “t-shirt friendly” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about a local T-shirt company that encourages community participation, recalls his experience with a crazy cyclist on Milwaukee Ave., and talks to a local writer who has some cost-saving ideas for the CTA. Reminder to Submit Your Local Holiday Music —  We’re looking for Chicago musicians to submit versions of classic Christmas songs or original Holiday tunes.  Those songs will be featured on the Christmas show on December 24th! Clint McMahon — Founder of Scared Panda T-shirts The creator of the infamous Tamale Tracker is back with a new venture: T-shirts that encourage community participation. Mike Rolls Tape on a Crazy Cyclist – Check out this guy who performed his “stunt” on Milwaukee Ave. WARNING: The audio on this video is LOUD! Andrew Reilly – Local Writer Andrew has an idea that would save the CTA some money next year.  He recently wrote about this for the AV Club Chicago. Andrew Reilly OTL #168 local music provided by The Year After…

OTL: Episode #167- Podcasting Patent is Reality, Chicago Movieoke, New Bosses at Maxwell Street

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “if you invented podcasting then we invented the Internet” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about a company that has patented podcasting, discovers Chicago Movieoke and discusses the new management of the Maxwell Street Market. Cindy Cohn — Legal director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and an attorney on the “Patent-Busting Project” Get this- a company has actually patented podcasting.  Cindy gives us the details, what this could mean for podcasters, and how the EFF is fighting this patent. Katy Collins — Creator and host of Chicago Movieoke Sure, you’ve done karaoke in your lifetime but have you ever done movieoke? Micah Maidenberg – Editor at the Chicago Journal The legendary Maxwell Street Market has new management.  Micah brings us the story. OTL #167 local music provided by Judson Claiborne…

OTL: Episode #166- Third Anniversary Show at Toons in Lakeview

(podcasting live-to-tape from Toons Bar and Grill) (broadcasting on the “3 is the new 5” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen takes OTL on the road to Toons for a celebration of three years of local community broadcasting! Featuring: Danny Beck — owner of Toons, BBQ stud Mike with Danny Beck Mick Dumke – writer and editor at the Chicago Reader Mike talks local politics with Mick Dumke Parking Ticket Geek – THE expert on all things parking related in Chicago Mike and the Parking Ticket Geek chat about Chicago parking issues Fausto Fernos – host of the Feast of Fun podcast Mike with Fausto Fernos, host of the #1 GLBT podcast, Feast of Fun Jessica Herman – “The Get” writer for Time Out Chicago, OTL contributor Andrea Newberry – local blogger at forkableblog.com Mike, Jessica, and Andrea chat about the blog and how to cook sensibly and on the cheap. Mike, Jessica, and Andrea chat about slow food in fast-paced lives OTL #166 Anniversary Party credits: host – Mike Stephen producer – Jenny Stephen engineer – Dave “DJ Goldie G” Goldman t-shirts – Propaganda OTL #166 Anniversary Show local music provided by DJ Goldie G…