OTL: Episode #571- The future of journalism, Digital maps and local art, Chicago Book Expo preview

Mike Stephen talks with:   OTL’s very first guest Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, about the erosion of journalism;   Local artist Carla Fisher-Schwartz, whose installation True North is featured at the SUB-MISSION exhibition space in Chicago through October 21st; and   John Wilson, local author and co-organizer of the 2017 Chicago Book EXPO.   Meanwhile, Mike celebrates 11 years of Outside the Loop!   This week’s local music is provided by Ethereal Groove, Inc.. Mike Stephen receives his 11 year anniversary gift wrapped in diaper coupons. To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #289- Bloomingdale Trail update, One-Day Silk Road Fest, Community TV 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 “community” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen gets the latest on the Bloomingdale Trail, previews the One-Day Silk Road Festival, and discusses empowering youth through teaching digital video production.   Ben Helphand– Board President of The Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail We get an update on one of the coolest park projects in the city.  This 3-mile long linear park is on its way to becoming a reality. A rendering of the Bloomingdale Trail   Steve Gibons – Local violinist Steve put together the One-Day Silk Road Festival that will happen on April 12th at the Mayne Stage in Rogers Park.  We learn about this upcoming night of fantastic world music.   Steve Gibons   Lucia Palmarini– Coordinator at the Community Television Network This local non-profit empowers local youth through teaching digital video production.  Lucia gives us the lowdown on this organization’s important work.   OTL #289 local music provided by Steve Gibons…