OTL: Episode #530- High School Bound, The Secret History of 6 Feet Under, The Fooditor 99

Mike Stephen talks with:   UChicago Impact co-CEO Elliot Ransom about how students and parents can take a look at every Chicago public high school via their new High School Bound website;   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about influential proto-hardcore band 6 Feet Under for this week’s “The Fall of Punk” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music; and   Fooditor editor Michael Gebert about a brand new food guide that profiles everyday restaurants — The Fooditor 99: Where To Eat (And What To Eat There) In Chicago.   Meanwhile, we discuss how Chicago food trucks lost a 4-year court battle against the city and the industry’s reaction to the ruling.   This week’s local music is provided by The Way Down Wanderers.   The Secret History of Chicago Music mastermind Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) and OTL host Mike Stephen strike the most badass of badass poses on Western Avenue.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #316- An elected Chicago School Board, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents

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 “go vote” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the possibility of an elected Chicago School Board and previews the Neo-Futurists production of “44 Plays for 44 Presidents.”   Will Guzzardi– Community organizer in Logan Square Along with the CODE organization, Will worked to get a referendum on the November 6th ballot asking if the Chicago School Board should be elected rather than appointed by the mayor.  We discuss his efforts.     Local craft beer in Chipotle – Chicago Tribune writer Josh Noel reports that soon you’ll be able to drink local craft beer from 5 Rabbit Brewery in select Chicago Chipotle locations. Photo courtesy of Joel Wintermantle and the Chicago Tribune   Genevra Gallo-Bayiates– Co-author and choreographer of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents We learn about this variety show put on by the Neo-Futurists that surveys the lives of the 44 U.S. presidents.     OTL #316 local music provided by Great Divide…