OTL: Episode #194- The Roundtable Show: DIY Art Scene in Chicago

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from Toons Bar and Grill in Lakeview) (broadcasting on the “roundtable” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen hosts the first in a series of occasional discussions, taking place in the community and covering different local topics/themes.  The topic of the first roundtable is the DIY Art Scene in Chicago. Mike welcomes: Jay Sukow and John Berka—  Chicago Improv Actors, Writers, and Producers of the film, American Legacy Michael Strening, Jr. — Local Musician, Member of The SDS Trio Strening, Sukow, and Berka at Toons The Roundtable is portable!  If you have an idea where we should record the next one or what we should talk about, let the OTL Staff know! Thanks to the Roundtable’s sponsor, Toons Bar and Grill— The place has excellent cajun food and a friendly atmosphere.  Tell ’em Outside the Loop Radio sent you! Go to Toons at 3857 N. Southport in Lakeview! OTL #194 local music provided by The SDS Trio…

OTL: Episode #189- Chicago’s Water Supply, Historic Chicago Bars, Vincent the “Fashion Man” Documentary

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “Fashion Man” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the future of Chicago’s water supply, chats about historic Chicago bars, and finds out who Vincent the “Fashion Man” is. Jessica Pupovac — Freelance journalist and regular contributor to mindfulmetropolis.com What’s the future of Chicago’s water supply?  Jessica examines this question and talks about how we have a bad habit of wasting our water.  Check out her article on this topic here. Sean Parnell— Author of Historic Bars of Chicago and founder of the Chicago Bar Project Sean has worked hard to complete this handy guide to some of the most historic bars and taverns in the city.  He sits down over a cold beer to discuss his new book. Jennifer Burns — Director and producer of the documentary Vincent: A Life in Color If you’ve ever seen the guy in the picture below wearing crazy-colored suits and spinning around on downtown bridges and streets, well you’re not alone.  His name is Vincent Falk and we’ve got his story on this week’s show. Vincent Falk OTL #189 local music provided by Chaperone…

OTL: Episode #184- Shadow Chicago Budget, the Etiquette Bitch, the New Indie Film, “American Legacy”

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “always-mindful-of-our-etiquette” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the city’s vice-mayor budget, chats about manners in the 21st Century with the Etiquette Bitch, and learns about an indie film that was recently shot and produced in Chicago. Hugh Devlin — Contributing Writer for Lake Effect News Have you ever heard of the Office of the Vice-Mayor in Chicago?  Did you know that it receives $100,000 to operate every year?  Just how is that money spent?  Hugh joins us to discuss his findings.  You can read his story here. The Etiquette Bitch— Chicago’s Very Own Ms. Manners She’s trying to bring civility to the 21st Century and she has a blog and podcast.  The EB joins us this week. Jay Sukow and John Berka — Authors and Producers of American Legacy Michael Strening, Jr. – Pianist in The SDS Trio, the band that scored the film These three creative guys have a great story about how they brought to life an independently produced film shot here in Chicago. The Cast of American Legacy OTL #184 local music provided by The SDS Trio…

OTL: Episode #163- Reeling Fest 2009 Preview, OTL News Desk Update, Bird Collision Monitors

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “for the birds” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets a preview of the 28th Annual Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival, jumps behind the OTL News Desk for a local news update, and learns about the problem of birds colliding with local buildings. Reminder About the OTL Third Anniversary Party/Show Taping — At Toons Bar and Grill! Come by Toons on Friday, November 20 to catch a live taping of OTL!  The guest lineup is coming soon!  Stay tuned! Toons Bar and Grill at 3857 N. Southport Brenda Webb — Director of Reeling 2009: The 28th Annual Chicago Lesbian and Gay Film Festival This week marks the beginning of Reeling 2009- it’s 28th year!  We get a preview on this year’s festival and Brenda discusses why it’s important to our community. OTL News Desk Update – From the future of Kiddieland to the disappearance of Blue Cart recycling in Chicago, Mike Stephen has the latest.  We’re also treated to a blast from the past when a former OTL employee checks in. The OTL News Room Former Producer Andy Hermann as He Grows a Robust Beard Annette Prince – Director of the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors During this migratory season, birds can easily collide into tall buildings in Chicago.  We learn more about this and how it can be avoided. OTL #163 local music provided by An Aesthetic Anaesthetic…