OTL: Episode #229- Toxic Tour of NW Indiana, No “Dibs” with Chair-Free Chicago, iBrewmaster App

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 “chair-free” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets a push poll call on the air, discusses pollution in NW Indiana with journalist Kari Lyderson, learns why Chair-Free Chicago is against saving parking spots with furniture, and gets the lowdown on a new iPhone app that will help out local home brewers. Kari Lyderson— Freelance Journalist In last week’s Chicago Reader Kari wrote an article about how industry (and consequently, pollution) is intertwined in northwest Indiana’s economy.  She joins us this week to discuss her piece. Photo By Lloyd DeGrane Kevin Lynch— Founder of Chair-Free Chicago Saving the parking spot you dug out from the snow with a piece of furniture is a time-honored tradition in Chicago.  Not everyone agrees with this “dibs” approach, however.  We get the lowdown on this group. Joe Cannici — Creator of the iBrewmaster iPhone and iPad App Home brewing just got a whole lot easier with the iBrewmaster app.  We hear all about it from the app’s creator this week. OTL #229 local music provided by Radar Eyes…

OTL: Episode #97

(podcasting “from” in the alley behind Harry Caray’s in Wrigleyville) (broadcasting on the 100-watt friendly confines radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss an old cheesy bar in Wrigleyville, they take a look at sex trafficking in the city, they run through some gay bars around town, and then they talk about a book highlighting Cubs fans. OTL Bar Report (part 1); Mike’s experiences at the now-closed Hi-Tops in Wrigleyville Rachel Durchslag – director, The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE); on sex trafficking in Chicago OTL Bar Report (part 2); Chicago makes Logo’s list of The 50 Best Gay Bars in America? Will Byington – photographer; on his book We Are Cubs Fans (segue music this week from Rock Star Club)