04 / 24 / 14
Hip-Hop and Social Innovation: From Lake Michigan to South Africa
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Lake Michigan to the world! South African hip-hop artist Mhligo has been using hip-hop and performance in his home township of Umlazi outside of Durban to organize young people around social issues that effect them. He joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams along with David Flynn, founder of From the Roots a non-profit that does similar work, where Mhligo is a fellow, to invite us to a productive party on Saturday.

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04 / 24 / 14
Dr. Coya Paz Discusses Affirmative Action with The AMp
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For years people have called for the end of preferential treatment based on race in college admissions, however a new Supreme Court ruling on Affirmative Action is leaving the system in place, for now. Listen to Dr. Coya Paz, Molly Adams, and Brian Babylon discuss the implications of white privilege, affirmative action, and class on American education.

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04 / 24 / 14
They See Me Trolling: The Editors of Giant Bomb Discuss Internet Comments with the AMp
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As the news editor for Giant Bomb, a video game news and reviews site, Patrick Klepek has received his share of online harassment, from the comments to Twitter to his personal email. But he’s a white dude in a position of influence. What kind of harassment do less established writers and people in the community particularly women and minorities face? Klepek talks to us about his recent work to call attention to toxic conversations online and how to make the Internet a (slightly) nicer place.

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04 / 24 / 14

morningamp:

The Comments Section: As the news editor for Giant Bomb, a video game news and reviews site, Patrick Klepek has received his share of online harassment, from the comments to Twitter to his personal email. But he’s a white dude in a position of influence. What kind of harassment do less established writers and people in the community particularly women and minorities face? Klepek talks to us about his recent work to call attention to toxic conversations online and how to make the Internet a (slightly) nicer place.

Hip-Hop and Social Innovation: Lake Michigan to the world! South African hip-hop artist Mhligo has been using hip-hop and performance in his home township of Umlazi outside of Durban to organize young people around social issues that effect them. He joins us along with David Flynn, founder of From the Roots a non-profit that does similar work, where Mhligo is a fellow, to invite us to a productive party on Saturday.

Coya Paz: The doctor is in! We’re gonna double check the Supreme Court’s ruling on Affirmative Action, see if we all have enough to eat, and play a game of Racist or Not Racist when it come to religious iconography.

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04 / 23 / 14
Reclaimed Soul: Soulful Beatles and Alexis Bouteville
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On this episode of Reclaimed Soul, we check out some soulful Beatles covers and host Ayana Contreras’s interview with Alexis Bouteville, owner of Hyde Park Records, in honor of Record Store Day.

For fresh episodes of Reclaimed Soul, listen in Thursdays at 8pm CST on vocalo.org, or tune in to 89.5fm (NW Indy) and 90.7fm (CHI)

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04 / 23 / 14
Tall Walker on Live From Studio 10 (aired April 2014)
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Chicago’s Tall Walker create songs that are contemplative in mood and delivered with a touch of Classic Rock sensibilities. The band evokes a sense of familiarity while conjuring their own unique imagery through lyrics and sound.

Live From Studio 10 airs Tuesdays at 8pm CST on Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) and Vocalo.org, and features emerging bands and music artists from Chicago and beyond. One hour of music and interview, all live. The show is hosted by Jesse Menendez, produced by Fyodor Sakhnovski and engineered by Adam Yoffe. Subscribe to the podcast here: bitly.com/vocaloLFS10

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04 / 23 / 14
Why Do We Criminalize Pregnant Women?
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I think that the root of this [criminalizing pregnant women] is tied back to the pro-life movement and trying to give fertilized eggs, embryos, fetuses, certain ‘inalienable rights’ which by their very existence alienate the mother, and put the mother at risk of harm and prosecution.”
- Cassandra Gaddo from the Council of Feminist Thought

Mixing it up on the Council are Cassandra Gaddo from Step Up Women’s Network and comedian Liza Treyger. One #FemWed topic that was discussed was the criminalization of pregnant women for drug use. Along with AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams, they analyzed points on whether or not the root for this falls from the abortion controversy and what protective rights women may or may not have have in certain pro-life states.

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04 / 23 / 14
The Council of Feminist Thought: Sex Education
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Comedian Liza Treyger and Cassandra Gaddo of the Step Up Women’s Network joined the Council of Feminist Thought to speak on various issues with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon. In this segment, the Council tackles the topic of sex education and teen pregnancy as well as the subject of reality tv shows and their relation to teen pregnancies.

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04 / 23 / 14
Renaissance Woman Esther Armah Joins the Morning AMp to Talk Saviour? and More
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We were joined by the fabulous Esther Armah, journalist, talk show host, and playwright to talk about her most recent work ‘Saviour?’, a play about race, privilege, and entitlement. It is showing at the Eta Creative Art Foundation right now. We also talked about representation of women of color in the media.

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04 / 23 / 14

Feminist Wednesday, 4/23/14, 8-10am CST

morningamp:

Saviour?: We are joined by the fabulous Esther Armah, journalist, talk show host, and playwright to talk about her most recent play Saviour?, about race, privilege, and entitlement. It is playing at the eta Creative Art Foundation right now. We’ll also talk about representation of women of color in the media.

Council of Feminist Thought: Mixing it up on the Council today are Cassandra Gaddo from Step Up Women’s Network and comedian Liza Treyger. Topics on tap: the criminalization of pregnant women for drug use, a sex ed news roundup, and the female heroes and superheroes that miiiight hit the big screen.

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04 / 22 / 14
Too Good To Be True? Two State Universities Propose Major Tuition Reduction Plans
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The University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin have proposed plans to drastically reduce tuition for incoming students. Michigan proposes a deferred, interest-free payment plan, where students start paying back after they graduate and at Madison, two professors propose just straight up dropping tuition for the first two years through reinvestment of financial aid from private to public universities.

The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams discussed what this can do for incoming students, what this means for the future of higher education and whether or not this breakthrough will ripple onto other college campuses.

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04 / 22 / 14

Cash Money Tuesday, 4/22/14, 8-10am CST

morningamp:

2016: We look at the robust finances of prospective presidents Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush and wonder if there is ever a chance of a populist president winning office.

Education: The University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin have proposed plans to drastically reduce tuition for incoming students through interest free loans at Mich and just straight up dropping tuition for the first two years at UW.

Source: morningamp

04 / 21 / 14
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep. 101 - Shinola Manufacturing, Tokyo Police Club, DJ Chorizo Funk
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In this episode: Can the Motor City (and the Second City) find some economic relief by returning to its manufacturing roots? WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to share her report on Shinola, a watch, bikes, and leather company based in downtown Detroit that advertises in the pages of Vogue and does business with the Horween Leather Company in Chicago.

Tokyo Police Club has released their much anticipated follow up to 2010’s Champ. The new album, Forcefield is the band’s first album of original material in four years. David Monks of Tokyo Police Club joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to talk about the different approach to writing this album.

Chicago’s Tall Walker create songs that are contemplative in mood and delivered with a touch of Classic Rock sensibilities. The band evokes a sense of familiarity while conjuring their own unique imagery through lyrics and sound. Tall Walker joined Jesse Menendez for an interview and live performance here on Vocalo!

We end the show as usual with a DJ set, this time celebrating the Record Store Day with an all-vinyl mix from Chorizo Funk. Tune in!

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04 / 21 / 14
WBEZ's Tony Arnold on How to Report an Illinois Governor's Race
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morningamp:

WBEZ reporter Tony Arnold joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams as he laid out his game plan for covering the Illinois governor’s race this year, including how he plans to dig up the gossip on candidates Bruce Rauner and incumbent Pat Quinn.

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04 / 21 / 14

Monday Morning AMp, 4/21/14, 8-10am CST

morningamp:

Politics: WBEZ reporter Tony Arnold lays out his game plan for covering the Illinois governor’s race this year, including how he plans to dig up the gossip on candidates Bruce Rauner and incumbent Pat Quinn.

Humor: Scientists, in lab coats, from the University of Colorado have declared Chicago the funniest city. We’ll check the data on that.

Source: morningamp

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