Jose Rodriguez

Audio Engineer

Do you ever get so immersed into a movie you forget it's a movie? Well part of that is visual storytelling but the other half of that is something you probably don't even think about and that's sound design! On the next region nerd alert we talk about our favorite sound design in movies, video games, and other media. Come Nerd Out with Region Nerd Alert!

 

Race and Justice: Here and Now” episode 2

A live conversation to discuss recent events related to the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, with young activists, law enforcement, and young educators from around the region.

Sony had some big reveals in the latest video they made for the upcoming release for the Playstation 5! Big reveals, not only in games, but hardware as well. On the next Region Nerd Alert we explore the new updates, as well as our thoughts and hopes for the next generation of gaming.

Some Great video games...have some not so great sequels. Come nerd out with us on the next region nerd as we sift through the black sheeps of popular video game series and give our thoughts on some oddities. Region Nerd Alert, this saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1fm

Are you tired of scrolling aimlessly on your streaming services to find something to watch? Region Nerd Alert is back at it again with another list of movies and shows to watch via streaming! There are always new trends on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime and we keep you up to date with all of them! Come hit refresh on your current watchlist and listen to this edition of Region Nerd Alert!

Today on Off Mic, the primary is finally here! The most anticipated race is the Democratic primary for Indiana’s First Congressional District seat. We hear from five candidates running for the nomination: Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr., Sabrina Haake, Jim Harper, Indiana State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon and North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan.

Video Games have always been a way to immerse yourself in a whole new world and give yourself a level of control that you can’t get from reading a book or watching a movie. Unfortunately over the years inclusiveness and representation have been a problem. In not only video games but in many fields of work and media. On the next episode of region nerd alert, we chat about recent news involving this issue and how we can make it better

Today on “Off Mic,” What will Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb do? Will he lift the state’s stay-at-home order or extend it for another two weeks? We’ll hear from small business owners on how the pandemic has affected their business; We also hear from a local lawyer on the rights of workers returning to work; Local college students reflect on how COVID-19 crashed their graduation party; And learn more about the Bulls new general manager.

On the next Region Nerd Alert, we are getting down with previewing the brand new Olathoe Album OVA. If you’re a fan of lofi, beat music, hip hop and hiphop beats to study too, you’re going to love this episode. Olathoe does the music you hear every episode and even right now while i'm talking! Come Nerd Out on the next Region Nerd Alert this saturday on 7pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio.  

Today on Off Mic we bring you the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak in Indiana. We talk to a doctor who does things the old fashioned way...by making house calls. We talk about farm workers, the forgotten essential workers of this pandemic an what's done to protect them. We also discuss what the latest trends of this coronavirus 


So it has been a little bit of a minute since we’ve talked to you from Region Nerd Alert due to these trying times. But we are still trying to bring you relevant conversations from a safe environment. This week we catch up, discuss what we’ve been playing, and news surrounding upcoming video game releases.

This week on Off Mic we give you the latest information on Covid 19 as well as talk about the legendary Bulls for the new documentary "The Last Dance" 

On Off Mic today we talk about the latest updates around The Region, including statistics and what the community is doing dealing with COVID- 19

There are many avenues when it comes to storytelling. Maybe you like artistically cut scenes from a movie that convey more plot than meets the eye, or perhaps you prefer to leave the visual cues to your imagination as you read an enthralling book. But what if you can follow the story and sometimes, control the outcome? No we aren’t talking about Choose your adventure Goosebumps, but video games! Join us on the next Region nerd Alertas we discuss video game storytelling as well as some of our favorites on the next region nerd alert every Saturday at 7 on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm!

Covid 19 may seem like a scary time but when it comes to science fiction and apocalyptic movies, lets just say be thankful we haven't seen any little green men yet. This week we check  in with Jeremy Juliano, the GM of "Galactic Greg's" out of Valparaiso to chat about our favorite apocalyptic comics, movies, and shows, as well as catching up during the current state of things on this weeks Region Nerd Alert.

Video Games have always been a way to relax, a way to escape, and a way to live out your wildest fantasies. From being a warrior saving the princess, to being in debt to a raccoon and hanging out with your animal friends. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming out real soon and we discuss how video games sometimes are less about having skills but immersing yourself in a literal 2nd life on the next Region Nerd every Saturday at 7 pm right here on Lakeshore Public Radio.

February was a huge month for conventions here in The Region, so we have back Brian Grabinski to talk about the post con sadness but also plans for spring/summer cons and cons unique conventions we would love to attend in the future! Come nerd out with us on the next Region Nerd Alert!

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo or C2E2 is one of the countrys biggest Nerd Conventions, where fans, cosplayers,  and movie stars gather for 3 days to bring you the latest on everything pop culture. With All the big events and speakers there is also a multitude of vendors, selling their wares and conducting business like the street markets of ancient lands and kingdoms. I got to take some time with one of my favorite shops there and ask the ins and outs of being a vendor at a convention. 

Next weekend is THE BIGGEST Comic Book Convention in the Midwest. Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, or C2E2 is a huge gathering of Nerds from all walks of life, guests from the industry, and some childhood heroes all there to celebrate the passions we live everyday. Tom Rosy from the 501st Star War cosplay Group joins us to give you the low down on C2E2 on the Next region Nerd Alert, every saturday at 7pm, right here on Lakeshore public radio, 89.1fm 

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn just recently came out and its receiving….mixed reviews. Theres something about Live Action Adaptations that keep people talking, whether you be a hardcore purist of the orginal design, or Just an average movie goer. So come Nerd Out on the next Region Nerd Alert! Every Saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm

So a little while ago we had an episode talking about the hype around disney plus and if it were indeed big enough to dethrone the streaming giant Netflix. Well the cold streaming war sort of fizzled, but 2020 is a big year for both Netflix and Disney plus with new shows premiering really soon. Come nerd out on the next region nerd alert as we discuss streaming for 2020 this saturday at 7pm right here on lakeshore public radio 89.1 fm.

Join Chef Nick as he has on Capriotti's the sandwich specialists on this edition of Let's Eat!

This Edition of "MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges" originally aired in December 2010 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.
 

TOPIC:   Tom Lounges' "Top 10 Regional Albums" of 2019

Join Chef Nick as he is joined with the lovely ladies of 18th Street Brewing to talk spirits and beer on this week's Let's Eat.   

SuperBowl is next Sunday so we here at Region Nerd Alert thought we’d shine some light on an already popular Athletic event, E Sports! Competitive Video Games have been increasing in popularity with cash prize pools that rival any competition, here's a hint, it can reach the  10’s of millions! We talk turkey and share those games that turn friends into enemies on this week’s Region Nerd alert!

Come join Chef Nick as he gets on track for a healthy New Year with the help of Sunrise Foods on this healthy edition of "Let's Eat"

Brad Toth and Richard Dean of "Thrill of the Hunt" join Tom Lounges on Midwest Beat to talk about collectibles and how nostalgia is alive an well!

Join Chef Nick as he chats with a healthier side of food On the Corner of Sweet & Potato in Studio on this edition of Let's Eat!

"Almost Heaven: John Denver's America"  written and adapted by Peter Glazer and directed by Linda Fortunato, is a musical tribute and intimate celebration of John Denver's life and career. We have Steven Romero Schaeffer & Sarah Geist in studio to talk about thier roles and Linda Fortunato via phone on this edition of Midwest Beat! 

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