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)

OTL: Episode #52

Outside the Loop RADIO turns 1 !! (podcasting “from” deep within the heart of OTL Headquarters) (broadcasting on the 100-watt anniversary party WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann celebrate OTL’s big year anniversary with special audio clips from show cast members; and then they discuss the ongoing budget cuts from Springfield, and the latest controversy involving Mayor Daley. OTL Radio Anniversary Party; Mike runs into a big fan who just loves The Little Announcer Guy Tio Hardiman – director gang mediation and community organizing, CeaseFire; on the $6.2 million budget cut from Springfield OTL Radio Anniversary Party (cont.); words from DJ Goldy G (aka Dave Goldman), and a behind-the-scenes show meeting with Lawyer Danny Cate Plys – “Open Letter” columnist, The Beachwood Reporter; on the latest Mayor Daley controversy involving the Children’s Museum and Grant Park (segue music this week from Detagoh)

OTL: Episode #49

(podcasting “from” the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse) (broadcasting on the 100-watt lighthouse WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann follow up on Michigan’s love of Gordon Lightfoot, they talk with an up-and-coming politician, they get the scoop on an amazing trek across Lake Michigan, and then they learn about organ donation in Illinois. Dave “DJ Goldy G” Goldman – OTL Composer; on Michigan’s love of Gordon Lightfoot Daniel Biss – University of Chicago math professor; on his candidacy for State Representative, Illinois 17th District Joe Bidawid – waterman; on crossing Lake Michigan for charity Kim McCollough – manager of public relations and donor family services, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network; on organ donation in Illinois and beyond (segue music this week from Eleven Dollar Life)

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)