OTL: Episode #401- Parking Ticket Geek Update, Waiting all night for Star Wars, Local photography with Out of Chicago

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 “take my picture” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets an update on potholes and red light cameras from The Parking Ticket Geek, plays audio from waiting in line overnight to see Star Wars Episode II in 2002, and learns about an upcoming local photography convention.   The Parking Ticket Geek– Blogger at The Expired Meter The Geek gives us an update on Chicago pothole repair, the new Park Chicago app, and red light cameras.     Waiting for Star Wars– Dipping into the Mike Stephen audio vault On May 16, 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was released.  OTL host Mike Stephen and two friends waited outside the McClurg Court Theater downtown all night to be first in line for the 8:30am showing.  Mike brought a microphone with him.  We hear the highlights.     Mike waited 8 hours outside the theater to see this movie. Chris Smith– Local photographer and creator of Out of Chicago Photography is lots of fun.  If you’re into local photography, check out the Out of Chicago site and attend the local photography conference at the end of June!         OTL #401 local music provided by Ryan Joseph Anderson…  

OTL: Episode #366- Graveyards of Chicago, Beer & video games fundraiser, Sweet time lapse video of downtown

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 “beer & video games” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the co-author of Graveyards of Chicago, previews a video game and beer pairing charity event, and learns why a photographer spent the last two years creating a time lapse video of Chicago.   Matt Hucke– Co-author of Graveyards of Chicago We discuss how local graveyards give interesting historical insight into Chicago.         Mike Chuck– Chairman, Chicago Loot Drop This local charity is holding a video game & beer paring event called Tokens & Tankards on Sunday, November 3 at the Emporium Arcade Bar (1366 N. Milwaukee).  We get the lowdown on this great cause.         Max Wilson– Local photographer Max spent two years working on a 6-minute time lapse video of Chicago’s downtown and the final product is incredible.  We learn how and why he created this work of art. Click above to watch the video!     OTL #366 local music provided by Nick and the Ovorols…  

OTL: Episode #342- The “To Be Demolished” series, Being a bike messenger in Chicago, Broken sidewalks with Chicago Stumbler

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 “watch where you walk” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets an update on the “To Be Demolished” series, learns what it’s like to be a Chicago bike messenger, and discusses the Chicago Stumbler blog.   David Schalliol– Creator of the To Be Demolished series and Managing Editor of GapersBlock.com Every year there are hundreds of Chicago buildings are threatened with demolition.  David reflects on his efforts to document 100 of these buildings online over the last year. Photo courtesy of David Schalliol   Jeff Kidder– Assistant Professor of Sociology at Northern IL University, author of Urban Flow: Bike Messengers and the City What’s it like being a bike messenger in Chicago?  We explore this question and many others related to this risky job.         Mike Reilley– Founder of Chicago Stumbler, The Red Line Project, and Online Journalism Instructor at DePaul’s College of Communication We learn about this new site that documents broken sidewalks near Red Line El stops. Photo courtesy of The Chicago Stumbler   OTL #342 local music provided by Paul Leonard…  

OTL: Episode #320- New local speed cameras, Police cameras and their effectiveness, Chicago photogs with Latitude

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 “frequency with latitude” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses new speed cameras in Chicago, explores the effectiveness of police cameras in neighborhoods, and learns about a new arts lab for local photographers called Latitude. The Parking Ticket Geek– Official OTL parking correspondent and blogger at TheExpiredMeter.com From new speed cameras in the city to a car that racked up over $100K in fines, The Geek discusses Chicago parking and transportation.     Photo courtesy of theexpiredmeter.com.   Nancy La Vigne, Ph.D.– Director of the Justice Policy Center at The Urban Institute Nancy and her research team studied the use of public surveillance cameras in Chicago.  She tells us what they discovered.  You can check out the study here.     Eileen Mueller– Co-founder of Latitude We learn how this non-profit digital arts lab helps the local photography community.   OTL #320 local music provided by The Drastics…