OTL: Episode #227- Chicago Police Re-Allocation, Mayor Daley in Song, Parking Ticket Geek Update

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 “geeked-out” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses Chicago Police resource allocation, spins a local song about Mayor Daley, and checks in with the Parking Ticket Geek at a police station. Tracy Siska— Executive Director of the Chicago Justice Project The CJP takes a look at the allocation of resources for the Chicago Police Department.  Tracy talks about this issue as well has his difficulty obtaining research data from the department.  You can find out more about his experience here. Daley: The “Good Old Boss”— The local band Baby Teeth recently completed a new EP called BOSS.  Mike spins a track off the record that’s all about Mayor Daley. The Parking Ticket Geek — Blogger at The Expired Meter and OTL Official Parking Correspondent We check in with Mr. Geek to talk about Chicago’s high gas prices, congested traffic, and see how the Geek’s Driver Survival Seminars are going. OTL #227 local music provided by Baby Teeth…

OTL: Episode #204- Analyzing Local Media Portrayal of Violence, Chi Underground Library Benefit, Inside the Haymarket Pub and Brewery

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 “working class” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the local media portrayal of violence in Chicago, previews the Chicago Underground Library’s benefit, and goes inside the future home of the Haymarket Pub in the West Loop. What’s in a name?—  Recently, Independent candidate for Cook Co. Assessor, Forrest Claypool, purchased JoeBerrios.com.  Berrios is Claypool’s opponent in the race.  Have you purchased your name’s site?  Looks like MichaelStephen.com is up and running already.  Apparently they have good eats! Tracy Siska— Executive Director of the Chicago Justice Project In this blog post, Tracy analyzes local media portrayal of Chicago violence.  He discusses the conclusions of his analysis this week. Nell Taylor— Co-Founder of the Chicago Underground Library This non-profit organization collects all independent and small press media in Chicago.  They’re having a benefit coming up on August 27th.  We get the details. John Neurauter, Pete Crowley, and Chris Buccheri— The Triumvirate Behind the Haymarket Pub & Brewery We go inside the space that will soon house Chicago’s newest brewpub with an interactive and working class feel. The Future Home of the Haymarket Pub and Brewery OTL #204 local music provided by Joel Paterson/The Modern Sounds…

OTL: Episode #183- Local Justice Issues, Surfing Local Digital Media, A Klingon Christmas Carol in Chicago

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “Klingon-friendly” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks local justice-related issues, plugs a comprehensive list of Chicago digital media, and learns about a unique production of a holiday classic that is making it’s way to the Windy City. Tracy Siska — Executive Director of the Chicago Justice Project The OTL Justice Correspondent returns to discuss some of the issues the CJP is working on, including rollbacks of the IL Freedom of Information Act. Surfing Digital Local Digital Media— Our friends over at the Windy Citizen started a conversation about local blogs, podcasts and iPhone apps.  In the process a great resource of local digital media was created.  Check it out! Christopher Kidder — Artistic Director of the Commedia Beauregard Theatre Company This Minnesota-based theater company is working on bringing A Klingon Christmas Carol to Chicago.  Yeah, you read that right!  Chris gives us the details.  Check out CB’s Kickstarter site for info on how YOU can help bring this show to the Windy City! A Scene from A Klingon Christmas Carol OTL #183 local music provided by the Northside Southpaws..

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…