OTL: Episode #82

(podcasting “from” in the middle of Graceland Cemetery) (broadcasting on the 100-watt lean, mean, and green radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss reactions to last week’s show, they learn about clean vehicle technologies, they discover that a past OTL guest has hit the big-time, and then they visit with the premier mask maker in Chicago. Reactions to OTL #81; listeners hate the abandoned Pizza Hut, and the Chicago condo boom John Walton – vice chair, Chicago Area Clean Cities; on clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies, and the 2008 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Exposition on this Earth Day OTL #58 Flashback; Unmarketable… by Anne Elizabeth Moore… as read by Pam Anderson Jeff Semmerling – Mad Master Mask Maker, Inside Out Art Studio; on the preservation of art and culture (bonus video featuring the mask man) (segue music this week from The Golden Horse Ranch Square Dance Band)

OTL: Episode #61

GOBBLE GOBBLE !! (podcasting “from” in the middle of Welles Park in Lincoln Square) (broadcasting on the 100-watt pile of mashed potatoes WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann talk turkey (and booze), they learn about how the Writers Guild strike might affect Chicago, they compete in a thankfulness battle, and then they celebrate the 50th anniversary of a local music institution. OTL Thanksgiving re-caps; drinking and eating and sleeping, and eating and sleeping Rich Moskal – director, Chicago Film Office; on how the Writers Guild strike could affect the local television/film industry Mike & Andy Give Thanks; we test our knowledge of each other’s thankfulness Bau Graves – executive director, Old Town School of Folk Music; on the community arts school celebrating 50 years in Chicago (segue music this week from Bakelite 78)

OTL: Episode #57

BOO !! (podcasting “from” the Andersonville Playlot Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt spooktacular WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann play back some George Takei audio clips, they learn about a proposed casino for Chicago, they revisit the handbill law and hear another viewpoint, and then they talk with the owner of a music institution. George Takei audio; Mr. Sulu was in town and didn’t call us, but we still love him Doug Dobmeyer – spokesperson, Task Force to Oppose Gambling in Chicago; on “Daley’s Casino Royale” in The Beachwood Reporter Ron Roenigk – publisher, Inside Publications; on free newspapers and the Commercial Handbill Distribution Law Joe Shanahan – owner, Metro; on the 25th anniversary of his Chicago music institution (segue music this week from The Pumps)

OTL: Episode #56

(podcasting “from” in the parking lot off the alley behind Bruno’s Lounge) (broadcasting on the 100-watt grapevine WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann hear from Andy’s dad and a fan, they learn about a new law making wine prices rise, they introduce a new feature on other podcasts, and then they discuss a program fostering discourse in the community. Andy’s dad and an OTL fan; Jim Hermann enjoyed last week’s show, and Junior (aka Greg) hears the sexual tension between the hosts Tom Stone – executive director, Illinois Winemakers Alliance; on a new law that will cause higher wine prices in Illinois our as-yet-unnamed OTL podcast feature; Shawno & Jen from Hyper Nonsense fill us in on their show Kevin Coval – advisory board member, The Public Square; on discourse in society, and the Festival of Democracy (segue music this week from Ugochi)