OTL: Episode #76

(podcasting “from” right outside of the McDonald’s underneath the Loyola Red Line “L” stop) (broadcasting on the 100-watt Quarter Pounder with Cheese WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss the best work places in Chicago, they learn about the latest Cook County Board budget, Mike leaves a threatening voicemale for Andy, and then it’s the first edition of their Zell’s Bells series. More from the OTL Newsroom; Chicago’s Best Places to Work, introducing a new OTL ongoing series Jack Smith – Loyola U. prof and former D.C. CBS News Bureau Chief; on the Cook County Board budget, and the highest sales tax in the country Mike’s voicemale to Andy; a look into FM radio jocks, and stirring up a battle between producers ZELL’S BELLS (part 1) Jim Peters – Director of Planning, Landmarks Illinois; on the possible changes to Wrigley Field under Sam Zell’s ownership (segue music this week from The Northside Southpaws)

OTL: Episode #75

HAPPY LEAP DAY !! (podcasting “from” on the corner of Madison and Wabash in Jewelers Row) (broadcasting on the 100-watt architecturally sound yet well-krausened radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and a cranky Andy Hermann read through some news updates, they talk about architecture and preservation in Chicago, they get the scoop on the Chiditarod, and then they learn about craft brewing delicious delicious beer. Updates from the OTL Newsroom; Andy is cranky and sick (of Mike), Mayor Daley on the Great Lakes, Illinois smoking ban violations Gregory Dreicer – Vice President of Exhibitions and Programs, Chicago Architecture Foundation; on architecture and preservation in Chicago Jake Reimer – organizer (one of many), Chiditarod; on racing shopping carts for charity Jeff Sparrow – board member, Chicago Beer Society; on craft brewing and Night of the Living Ales IV (segue music this week from Van Ghost)