OTL: Episode #265- Wood St. Police Station, Sustainable transportation, Inside Grand Bizzare Gallery

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 “grand bizarre” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to a resident about the possible closing of the Wood St. police station, chats about sustainable transportation with the co-founder of GridChicago.com, and travels to a new unique art gallery in Wicker Park.   Anne Shaw— Resident of Chicago Police District #13 In Mayor Emanuel’s proposed budget, three Chicago police stations are on the chopping block.  We visit the Wood St. station in the 13th District (Wicker Park/East Village) to hear from Anne, a concerned citizen.  She started on online petition to save the station here. The Wood St. Station (Photo courtesy of the EVA website)   Steven Vance– Co-Founder of GridChicago.com We hear about local sustainable transportation issues such as a proposed local bicycle sharing program and the state of the CTA Transit Tracker.       Justin Markin— Owner of the Grand Bizzare Art Gallery This new art gallery is described as an “anti-gallery” by its owner.  We visit the space at 1418 W. Division that is also his home. The Grand Bizzare Art Gallery at 1418 W. Division     OTL #265 local music provided by The Artist Formally Known As Vince…

OTL: Episode #259- Riding the entire El the quickest, A Chicagoan competes in the Iron Man, Revisiting Vegan Stephen

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 “Iron Man” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to a Brit who holds the record for riding the entire El system the fastest, checks in with a Chicagoan who’s competing in Madison’s Iron Man, and re-airs the great Vegan Stephen experiment.   Adham Fisher— The Brit who holds the unofficial record for riding the entire El the fastest We learn why Adham came across the pond to Chicago to ride the entire El in 9 hours, 36 minutes, 33 seconds.  He talks to us live from England. Erik Nybo– Official OTL Running Correspondent and participant in the upcoming Iron Man in Madison, WI It’s the granddaddy of all races and Erik will be running it this weekend.  We get a preview of the race and find out what it takes to be an Iron Man.   Iron Man Nybo The Vegan Stephen Experiment— OTL Host Mike Stephen and his wife went vegan for a week Originally aired on OTL #233, we hear the ups and downs of an omnivore who experiments with a vegan diet.   OTL #259 local music provided by Archie Powell and the Exports…

OTL: Episode #253- Anne Elizabeth Moore Deconstructs Jeans, OhLNo.com, Robert Rodi Jazz Vocal Jam

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 “ohlno” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen talks to artist and author Anne Elizabeth Moore about her new project at the MCA, learns about ohlno.com, and visits a local Jazz vocalist jam session.   Anne Elizabeth Moore— Artist, Critic, and Author Anne joins us live from Georgia in the former USSR to tell us about her work there and her upcoming performance project at the MCA called Garment Work, where she will deconstruct a pair of denim jeans. A pair of deconstructed blue jeans. Bob Vonderau– Founder of OhLNo.com We learn about this site where you can read and post stories about experiences on Chicago’s “L.” Robert Rodi— Chicago author and host of the Robert Rodi and Friends Jam Every 3rd Tuesday of the month you can catch this singer’s jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. Robert Rodi and Friends Jam Session   OTL #253 local music provided by The Lawrence Peters Outfit…

OTL: Episode #176- Possible Wal-Mart Compromise, CTA Mobile Garden Update, Pecha Kucha Chicago

(podcasting from the studios in the OTL Bunker, somewhere in Chicago) (broadcasting on the “mobile gardening” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen loves pens, gets the latest about the Wal-Mart saga in Chicago, discusses the news regarding the CTA Mobile Garden Project, and learns about an arts event that will benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Angela Caputo — Reporter and Blogger for ProgressIllinois.com There is a new development in the plans to bring another Wal-Mart to Chicago.  Angela gives us the story.  Check out the article she wrote on this topic here. Joe Baldwin— Local Artist and Creator of The Mobile Garden We check in with Joe since he has some good news about the status of The Mobile Garden.  I originally interviewed him about this project in October of last year.  You can check out that interview here. Peter Exley — Architect, Co-host of the Pecha Kucha Night Chicago I know, I know.  Pecha what?  Peter explains what this unique show is all about and how it will benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. OTL #176 local music provided by Kristin Ronne…