OTL: Episode #350- Lethal Action Force, Prevention sexual exploitation, The 606 park network

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 “lethal action force” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to the co-founder of Lethal Action Force, discusses sexual exploitation prevention, and gets an update on The 606- a planned network of parks in Chicago.   Adam Archer– Co-founder and producer of Lethal Action Force When you combine action movies with great Improv, you get something awesome.  We learn about this show that every Saturday at midnight at iO Chicago.     Rachel Durchslag –Executive Director of the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation Sexual exploitation is still prevalent in our society, sadly.  Rachel gives us an overview of how CAASE works to address this problem at its core.       Ben Helphand – Co-founder and board president of Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail The 606 will be a network of parks and trails that will be completed in 2014.  We get the latest on what we can expect from this very cool project.     OTL #350 local music provided by The Dyes…  

OTL: Episode #177- Cook County Hunger Rises, One Seed Chicago, Near North Farmessori

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “it’s ok to think about gardening with a foot of snow on the ground” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen plugs the new location of the Chicago Underground Library, discusses a new study that shows more Cook County residents are in need of food assistance, learns about voting for the 2010 Chicago Seed, and tours The Near North Farmessori in the East Village. The Chicago Underground Library Has Moved Yet Again — This unique repository for Chicago history now resides in Lakeview.  Click here for the profile of the CUL from 2008. Bob Dolgan— Director of Communications for the Greater Chicago Food Depository A new study shows that hunger is on the rise in Cook County.  We explore why this is and what’s being done to help these people. Ben Helphand — Executive Director of Neighbor Space Ben joins us to talk about a program of Neighbor Space called One Seed Chicago as well as community gardening in our city.  You can log on to OSC’s site to vote for the 2010 Chicago Seed! Anna Viertel — Urban Farm Coordinator for the Near North Montessori School On a rare undeveloped piece of land in the East Village area (1102 N. Wood St.) Anna leads kids from the nearby Montessori School in creating a local farm.  I visited the farm this week amidst an insane snowfall to get a tour of the farm called The Near […]