OTL: Episode #393- Attack of the Killer Asparagus, Analyzing Transit Future, 826CHI’s sci-fi prom

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 “Radio-9 From Outer Space” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to environmental radio host Mike Nowak, gets an analysis of the Transit Future proposal, and previews the 826CHI sci-fi prom this weekend.   Mike Nowak – Host of The Mike Nowak Show on WCPT-AM (820) and author of the forthcoming book, Attack of the Killer Asparagus and Other Lessons Not Learned in the Garden We talk to Mike about Chicago environmental issues and preview his live broadcast from the Irish American Heritage Center this Sunday morning.     John Greenfield– Editor of Streetsblog Chicago Recently, John analyzed the Transit Future proposal to revamp Chicagoland’s transit system.  We get his opinions on the plan.       Hayley Miller– Events & Outreach Coordinator at 826CHI This local non-profit writing & tutoring center is holding its annual fundraiser this weekend.  We get a preview and learn more about this organization.         OTL #393 local music provided by Secret Science…  

OTL: Episode #354- Be a water hero from Chicago, LTH Forum’s re-design, The Chicago House

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 “water hero” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about a local push to bring clean drinking water to Haiti, Chats about the LTH Forum re-design, and discusses the important work of The Chicago House.   Jená Lowe– Marketing Coordinator for Portapure We learn how this local company is working toward bringing clean drinking water to families in Haiti.  You can help by donating to the cause at the campaign’s IndieGoGo site.         Steve Zaransky– Co-Owner of LTHForum.com This great Chicago-based web chat site focuses on local food and dining out.  It recently was redesigned.  We learn about what’s new.     Bonn Wade– Director of the TransLife program at The Chicago House HIV/AIDS can be an extreme hardship for low-income individuals and families.  We learn how The Chicago House helps people live full lives despite this disease.     OTL #354 local music provided by The Welcome…  

OTL: Episode #311- Arts of Life program, Jogging every Chicago block, Sustainable trans 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 “run for your life!” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about the Arts of Life program for developmentally disabled adults, talks to a Chicagoan who plans on jogging every city block, and gets an update on local sustainable transportation issues from GridChicago.com.   Emily Smith – Outreach Coordinator for Arts of Life Developmentally disabled adults have much to offer society.  We learn about this unique program that nurtures their artistic abilities.   Darcy Phillips – Creator of Run Chicago Darcy is attempting to run on every block in Chicago and his progress is documented on his Facebook page.  We find out why he’s setting out on this adventure. Darcy keeps track of blocks he already ran.     Steven Vance- Co-founder of GridChicago.com We get an update on local sustainable transportation issues.  From near side traffic signals to the best local transit apps, Steven has the lowdown.     OTL #311 local music provided by Train Company…  

OTL: Episode #309- The Dinner Party, Chicago Justice Project’s fundraiser, Local comedy with Brandon Wetherbee

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 “dinner party” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen learns about The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano, mentions an upcoming fundraiser for the Chicago Justice Project, and previews some great local comedy events with Brandon Wetherbee.   Elysabeth Alfano – Host and executive producer of The Dinner Party We learn about this monthly show that brings together Chicago cultural luminaries over food and drink in front of an audience that gets to participate in the conversation.  The next Dinner Party happens September 20th at Expo Chicago.   Chicago Justice Project turns 5– On October 2nd at Revolution Brewing (2323 N. Milwaukee) you can be a part of the 5 year anniversary of this organization that aims to increase transparency of justice-related issues in Chicago. Brandon Wetherbee– Host of the You, Me, Them, Everybody podcast Brandon tells us about some great local comedy events he’s hosting in the near future.  Be sure to check out his podcast too!   OTL #309 local music provided by Brother George…