OTL: Episode #410- A look at IL unions, Riding the perimeter of Metra, Innovation at Fulton Fest

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 “are you on the clock?” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the economic impact of government unions in Illinois, talks to the guy who biked the entire perimeter of the Metra rail lines, and previews Fulton Fest.   Paul Kersey– Director of Labor Policy at the Illinois Policy Institute How much are Illinois government unions costing taxpayers?  We explore the impact of these unions on our state’s economic future.       John Greenfield– Editor of Streetsblog Chicago Recently John biked the entire perimeter of Metra’s rail lines in order to better understand our region.  He also wrote an article about it.  We find out what he learned from his 4-day trek.     John’s bike route around the Metra lines.     Liz Valentine– Co-organizer of Fulton Fest We get a preview of this festival that showcases the Nearwest Side’s innovation.  It takes place Friday, August 22, from 2-7pm on Fulton between Damen and Hoyne.           OTL #410 local music provided by The Lemons…  

OTL: Episode #403- Transit efficiency maps, Encyclopizzeria, The Comedy Exposition 2014

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 “encyclopizzeria” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses new local transit efficiency maps, eats pizza with the co-founder of Encyclopizzeria, and previews The Comedy Exposition 2014 Festival.   Sep Kamvar– Professor at the MIT Media Lab The folks at the MIT Media Lab have created some very interesting maps of Chicago transit efficiency.  We get the details.   The recent transit efficiency map of Chicago.   Erin Nederbo– Co-founder of Encyclopizzeria Eating pizza should not be a solitary event!  We get the details on this site that creates a local pizza-crazy community.       Katie McVay– Local stand-up comic and founder of The Comedy Exposition 2014 We get a preview of this independent DIY comedy festival happening in Lakeview, Wicker Park, and Logan Square from July 11-13.         OTL #403 local music provided by Meatwave…