OTL: Episode #535- Camera violation review notices, The Sanctuary Restaurant Movement, Plastic in Lake Michigan

Mike Stephen talks with:   The Expired Meter blogger The Parking Ticket Geek about how Chicagoans can challenge some old red light camera violations;   Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) Chicago co-director Felipe Tendick-Matesanz about local efforts to protect minority workers by establishing sanctuary restaurants; and   Rochester Institute of Technology mathematical sciences assistant professor Matt Hoffman about his study on the massive amounts of plastic debris in the Great Lakes.   Meanwhile, OTL celebrates the MANuary Beard Season!   This week’s local music is provided by Railway Gamblers.   Outside the Loop celebrates the 2017 MANuary Beard Season! [l-r] OTL host Mike Stephen, OTL producer Andy Hermann   To subscribe to the OTL podcast, please visit our iTunes page or RSS feed.

OTL: Episode #408- Are Chicago beaches clean?, STORY comes to Chicago, Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras

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 “smile, you’re on the red light camera” radio station WLUW-FM (88.7) Chicago) Mike Stephen discusses the pollution level of Chicago beaches, previews the STORY festival, and talks to a rep from Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras about that group’s work.   Josh Mogerman– Deputy Director of National Media for the Natural Resources Defense Council The NRDC makes it easy for us to see the pollution level of Chicago beaches through their website.  We find out how it works.       Katie Strandlund– Director of Operations for STORY On October 2-3, the STORY conference takes place in Chicago.  It’s an event where all creative types get together to network and learn from one another.  We get a preview.         Don Bransford– Committee member of Citizens to Abolish Red Light Cameras Are the red light cameras making us safer?  Not everyone thinks so.  We learn about the actions this organization is taking to get the cameras taken down.     A recent red light camera protest.   OTL #408 local music provided by Noah Harris…