OTL: Episode #158- Local Screenwriter’s Success, OTL News Desk, Local Home Decor

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “home care solution” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to a former Chicagoland resident who’s making it as a screenwriter in L.A., reviews various local stories behind the OTL News Desk, and chats about local home decor with Jessica Herman. Kevin Jakubowski – Co-Screenwriter of Assassination of a High School President Kevin and Mike went to high school together.  Now, Kevin (originally from Batavia) lives in L.A. and has helped to pen a new movie starring Bruce Willis and Mischa Barton while Mike huddles for warmth in the OTL Radio Bunker. OTL News Desk — From the crappiest post office in Chicago to proving once again that Thax Douglas (pictured below) is alive and well, intrepid anchor Mike Stephen jumps behind the big desk to bring us the latest. Thax at the Double Door Last Weekend Jessica Herman — “The Get” Writer at Time Out Chicago and OTL Correspondent We take a peek at new trends in local home decor as Mike wonders where exactly the dining room is in a typical Chicago apartment. OTL #158 local music provided by Marbin…

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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 #53

(podcasting “from” right out in front of the Newberry Library) (broadcasting on the 100-watt card catalog WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen tells Andy Hermann his FCC fantasy, they learn about Banned Books Week, they get the scoop on the film industry in Chicago, and then they revisit the Best of Chicago — for 2007. Mike’s FCC fantasy; a hypothetical scenario involving FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein Judith Krug – director of the American Library Association‘s Office for Intellectual Freedom; on the 26th anniversary of Banned Books Week (Sep 29 – Oct 6) Adam Fendelman (publisher) and Dustin Levell (senior staff writer) – HollywoodChicago.com; on covering the film industry in the city and beyond Brian Hieggelke – editor and publisher, Newcity Chicago; on the “Best of Chicago 2007” (segue music this week from The Polkaholics)