OTL: Episode #492- Ending gender bias, Cell phone camera rights, The Secret History of Buster Benton

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago Foundation for Women director of programs Alysia Tate about eliminating gender bias via The 100% Project and their Talk It Out program;   academic artist and activist Ricardo Gamboa about Can I Film the Police?, the third episode of the “Rights Lab” web series that’s screening at the Music Box Theatre; and   Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) about mysterious disco blues guitarist Buster Benton for this week’s “Winter Blues” edition of The Secret History of Chicago Music.   Meanwhile, we tie together two previous OTL segments by discussing My Block, My Hood, My City moving into the Wicker Park “Boombox” storefront.   This week’s local music is provided music provided by Grood.   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 #489- Ald. Waguespack on good government, Drones and civil liberties, The Doorman app

Mike Stephen talks with:   Chicago’s 32nd Ward alderman Scott Waguespack about the quest for better government within the Chicago City Council;   Scrappers Film Group cinematographer Ben Kolak and Robo Aerial founder Christopher Morrison about Where Can I Fly My Drone?, the second episode of the “Rights Lab” web series that’s screening at Experimental Station; and   Doorman CEO/co-founder Zander Adell about eliminating package theft via a new app.   Meanwhile, we discuss Mike’s experience with the City of Chicago’s Graffiti Blasters program after his garage was tagged.   This week’s local music is provided by Forgotten Tropics.   OTL host Mike Stephen thanks the Graffiti Blasters for a job well done.   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.