OTL: Episode #312- The future of the Catholic Church

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 “churched-up” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen hosts a roundtable discussion on the future of the Catholic Church with members of Voice of the Faithful.   Janet Hauter – Immediate past VP of Voice of the Faithful This organization was founded in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the church in 2002 and encourages Catholics to participate in the guidance of the church.  We learn about this group’s efforts.   Dr. Paul Culhane and Dr. Mike Stephen – Members of Chicagoland Voice of the Faithful and the Chicago Archbishop Selection Project We get the lowdown on a way for Catholics to offer their opinions on who they think should be the next Archbishop of Chicago.  Click on the link above to get involved. Mike Stephen Sr. and Paul Culhane       OTL #312 local music provided by The Pear Traps…  

OTL: Episode #179- The Pilsen Show!

THE THIRD IN THE OTL NEIGHBORHOOD SERIES… ALSO, CHECK OUT THE LOGAN SQUARE AND BUCKTOWN SHOWS! (podcasting from the streets of Pilsen in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “come on over to Pilsen” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen goes on-location in the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago for a profile of this unique community. Stephanie Manriquez — Executive Assistant at Casa Aztlan This incredible organization has been assisting the Pilsen community for 40 years with cultural activities, community organizing, and adult education.  We get a look inside the great work that goes on there. Casa Aztlan in Pilsen Fr. Chuck Dahm, O.P.— Associate Pastor at St. Pius V Catholic Church Father Chuck is well-known in the Pilsen community for his work helping victims of domestic violence.  I drop into St. Pius to discuss his experiences in Pilsen. St. Pius V Catholic Church Willie Wagner — Owner and Chef at Honky Tonk BBQ There’s a great BBQ joint in the heart of Pilsen…OF COURSE I’m going to check it out!  Willie sits down to chat about his award-winning BBQ and owning a business in the community. Honky Tonk BBQ Vanessa Sanchez — Youth Programs Project Manager for Yollocalli Arts Reach Art is an important part of the Pilsen community.  Yollocalli encourages area youth and young adults to participate in arts.  Vanessa describes how the programs impact Pilsen residents and her outlook on the future of the neighborhood. A Mural on the Side of the Building that Houses Yollocalli OTL #179 local […]

OTL: Episode #107

(podcasting “from” out in back of Holy Name Cathedral) (broadcasting on the 100-watt marathon-walking-tour-of-Chicago radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann discuss religion and politics, they chat with someone running the Chicago Marathon this weekend, and then they go out on location for a walking tour of the city. Robert Gillian – executive director, Catholic Conference of Illinois; on religion and politics, and a panel discussion next week at DePaul University (Holy Name Cathedral) Kathleen Weber – Evanston Township High School coach/teacher; on running the Chicago Marathon this weekend (Chicago Marathon 2007) Ryan Ver Berkmoes – author and travel expert; on his book Walking Chicago: 31 Tours of the Windy City’s Classic Bars, Scandalous Sites, Historic Architecture, Dynamic Neighborhoods, and Famous Lakeshore (Walking Chicago by Ryan Ver Berkmoes) (segue music this week from The Lawrence Arms)

OTL: Episode #85

(podcasting “from” in a top-secret area just behind the City Council chambers in City Hall) (broadcasting on the 100-watt aldermanic prerogative radio station WLUW 88.7-FM Chicago) Mike Stephen and Andy Hermann run through some news updates, they learn about an independent caucus in Chicago’s City Council, they attempt to stuff a “Best of Chicago” ballot box, and then they learn about the 60th anniversary of Israel. OTL Newsroom Updates; bidding farewell to Melissa from WLUW’s own Full on Friday, Mike’s towed-car saga continues and his letter is posted at TheExpiredMeter, another end of an era — the Spindle in Berwyn came down Adam Doster – In These Times senior editor, Progress Illinois reporter/blogger; on “Chicago’s Independent Caucus: A Year Later“ OTL: The Best of Chicago; vote early and vote often (by May 19!)… Outside the Loop RADIO for Chicago’s best podcast Debby Oshri-Pintel – executive director, Hadassah Chicago Chapter; on celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel (segue music this week from Balkans)