OTL: Episode #45

(podcasting “from” the corner of Division and Halsted in Chicago) (broadcasting on the 100-watt surveillance camera WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss differences among Midwesterners, they learn about privatizing security in Chicago, Andy expresses concern with Mike’s recent voice work, and then they talk about the relevance of Lollapalooza. differences in Midwesterners; discussing the relative popularity of Gordon Lightfoot Nina Martin – PhD candidate at the UIC; on her Social Justice article on privatizing security in Chicago Mike’s recent sub-par voicework; a look into the daily struggles of OTL’s own golden voice Scott Smith – web editor, Time Out Chicago; on Lollapalooza’s impact and its effects on Chicago (segue music this week from The Lusties)

OTL: Episode #44

(podcasting “from” the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, IL) (broadcasting on the 100-watt literary powerhouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discover more about a recent police raid, they discuss the progressive thinking of a nearby suburb, they talk about an interesting sport sweeping the region, and then they learn about the cycling movement. Annie Anderson – OTL nightlife correspondent; shedding some light on the Printers’ Ball police raid last weekend Ray Johnson – Oak Park Trustee; on The Religious Freedom and Civil Unions Act (House Bill 1826) Aaron Del Mar – event director, Windy City Cornhole Classic; on the biggest cornhole event in the nation Howard Kaplan – participant, Chicago Critical Mass; on the cycling movement in Chicago and beyond (segue music this week from The Reptoids)

OTL: Episode #43

(podcasting “from” a houseboat on the Chicago River) (broadcasting on the 100-watt love boat WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen clarifies his bicyclist stance to Andy Hermann, they talk about recent beach closings in the city, they learn about a new area code coming to the region, and then they support local business. Mike and Andy’s transportation report; Mike takes time to love bicycling activists Ann Alexander – senior attorney, National Resources Defense Council; on recent city beach closings, and Chicago’s waterways Beth Bosch – spokesperson, Illinois Commerce Commission; on yet another new area code coming to the Chicago region Lauren Beznos – executive director, Local First Chicago; on the importance of local business in Chicago (segue music this week from Duvall)

OTL: Episode #42

(podcasting “from” the corner of Lake and Ashland, just outside of Union Park) (broadcasting on the 100-watt rock show WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann share transportation stories, they discuss public art in Berwyn, they get the scoop on a big Chicago music festival, and then they learn about more potential concerts at Wrigley Field. Mike and Andy’s transportation report; Mike takes some cyclists to task, and Andy enjoys cheesy Michiana radio Cari Brokamp – reporter, Berwyn Life; on public art in Berwyn, and breaking the Spindle story Miles Raymer – music columnist, Chicago Reader; on the Pitchfork Music Festival, and what it means for Chicago David Winner – president, Lake View Citizens Council; on more concerts at Wrigley Field (segue music this week from The Sea and Cake)