OTL: Episode #194- The Roundtable Show: DIY Art Scene in Chicago

TO HEAR THE SHOW, PRESS THE “PLAY” BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST… (podcasting from Toons Bar and Grill in Lakeview) (broadcasting on the “roundtable” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen hosts the first in a series of occasional discussions, taking place in the community and covering different local topics/themes.  The topic of the first roundtable is the DIY Art Scene in Chicago. Mike welcomes: Jay Sukow and John Berka—  Chicago Improv Actors, Writers, and Producers of the film, American Legacy Michael Strening, Jr. — Local Musician, Member of The SDS Trio Strening, Sukow, and Berka at Toons The Roundtable is portable!  If you have an idea where we should record the next one or what we should talk about, let the OTL Staff know! Thanks to the Roundtable’s sponsor, Toons Bar and Grill— The place has excellent cajun food and a friendly atmosphere.  Tell ’em Outside the Loop Radio sent you! Go to Toons at 3857 N. Southport in Lakeview! OTL #194 local music provided by The SDS Trio…

OTL: Episode #185- IL Better Off Without Chicago?, A Year’s Worth of Local Garbage, Public Art in Chicago

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “better off with Chicago” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen explores the relationship between Illinois and Chicago, talks to a local resident who measured his family’s garbage output for 2009, and hits the streets to discuss the Chicago public art culture. Ed Zotti — Confidant, Editor, and Personal Trainer to Cecil Adams, author of The Straight Dope column Cecil and Ed address the question, “Would Illinois be better off without Chicago?” Scott Rappe— Architect, member of the East Village Association Have you ever wondered how much garbage your household produces in a year?  Scott pondered this question and he measured his family’s garbage output for 2009.  He joins us to discuss the results. A Representation of the 2009 Garbage Output for the Rappe Household Jon Pounds — Executive Director of the Chicago Public Art Group Chicago has a history of public art.  Jon discusses this history and how public art in Chicago relates to the community. OTL #185 local music provided by Kid You’ll Move Mountains..