07 / 15 / 14
Livin' Large Lubecker: Socks and Drinks
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morningamp:

Morning AMp intern and comedian AJ Lubecker joins Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in the studio to tell stories about going big and going broke on purchases he doesn’t really need. Today he shares a story about having some problems buying socks for the first time on his own. Brian and Molly do their best to offer AJ some shopping advice.

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07 / 15 / 14
How the Legalization of Marijuana on a National Level will Change Things...Or Will It?
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morningamp:

Brian Babylon returned from a Colorado weekend and had some thoughts with co-host Molly Adams on how legalized marijuana changes culture. Michelle Alexander, the scholar who wrote the book ’ The New Jim Crow’, has found that when it comes to the prison system and the war on drugs, people of color are disproportionately prosecuted, sentenced and imprisoned. As marijuana gets legalized, and Colorado’s law becomes the law of the land what are the reparations for this change in the law? Are we going to look at the prison population of people who are in jail for marijuana offenses? Michelle Alexander has stated that white, wealthy people will make money off of legal marijuana while colored people will remained punished somehow. Brian has shared his experiences in Colorado and connected it with her points. Take a listen.

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07 / 15 / 14
The Factory Man: What it Means to be an American Manufacturer in 2014
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morningamp:

The book Factory Man explores the widespread ramifications of globalization through the story of John Bassett III, the inheritor of Bassett Furniture who revived it through a major decline in American manufacturing. The AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with author Beth Macy about the history of factory towns and the true cost of American made goods.

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07 / 14 / 14
Author Gareth Murphy discusses 100+ years of record industry history
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vocalomusicvox:

"Cowboys and Indies - The Epic History of the Record Industry," is being called the first definitive history on both sides of the Atlantic. The book covers more than 100 years and, among other things, it looks to demonstrate that to truly understand the industry’s future we must be knowledgeable of its past. Jesse Menendez spoke with the book’s author Gareth Murphy.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

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07 / 14 / 14
Sounds Fat: Chicago's Fatbook blazes a new path for raggae music
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vocalomusicvox:

Fusing elements of jazz rock, raggae and R&B, Chicago’s multifaceted Fatbook recently released their self-titled album of genre blaring songs. Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox sits down with founding members Harjinder, Reed, and Evan to discuss the origin of their eclectic sound and their efforts to spark local social change both on and off the stage.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) / www.vocalo.org

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07 / 14 / 14
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 110 - Cowboys And Indies, Iggy Azalea and cultural appropriation, DJ David Sabat
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In this episode: “Cowboys and Indies - The Epic History of the Record Industry,” is being called the first definitive history on both sides of the Atlantic. The book covers more than 100 years and, among other things, it looks to demonstrate that to truly understand the industry’s future we must be knowledgeable of its past. Jesse Menendez spoke with the book’s author Gareth Murphy.

Also: Its safe to say Iggy Azalea is one of the country’s biggest pop stars. Her song Fancy has been atop the Billboard Top 100 chart for the last 18 weeks. Which is great but not without controversy. See, Iggy is White and speaks in an Australian accent but when she raps she affects what some have called a “Blaccent.” Some, like journalist and cultural commentator Derrick Clifton are calling it an act of cultural appropriation. He joined Jesse Menendez to discuss his recent article for the Daily Dot called, “How to Talk to White People About Iggy Azalea.”

Finally, we close the show as always with some music. This time, the mix comes from DJ David Sabat. Tune in!

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07 / 14 / 14
Derrick Clifton discusses his article, "How to Talk to White People About Iggy Azalea"

vocalomusicvox:

Its safe to say Iggy Azalea is one of the country’s biggest pop stars. Her song fancy has been atop the billboard top 100 chart for the last 18 weeks. Which is great but not without controversy. See, Iggy is White and speaks in an Australian accent but when she raps she affects what some have called a blaccent. Some, like journalist and cultural commentator derrick Clifton are calling it an act of cultural appropriation. He joined Jesse Menendez on air to discuss his recent article for the Daily Dot called, How to Talk to White People About Iggy Azalea.

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07 / 14 / 14
Summer Moneyball: The Latest in Sports with LaToya Smith

morningamp:

LaToya “Moneyball” Smith joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss the round-up in sports: Germany’s World Cup win against Argentina, the latest in major moves in the NBA with LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, and our eagerness for American Football to start.

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07 / 14 / 14
Spreading the Message of Anti-Violence and Peace Across Chicago
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morningamp:

Jessica Disu is a humanitarian rap artist, educator, youth advocate, mentor, and co-founder of The Peace Exchange: Chicago - Asia. In addition to her impressive resume, she serves on the Brain Trust for Chicago Ideas week. She joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams as she shared her perspective on this year’s violent 4th of July weekend, her vision in creating the the Peace Exchange program, and her program’s urban planning heal the neighborhoods of Chicago.

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07 / 11 / 14
Barber Shop Show 172: Funky Turns 40
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barbershopshow:

On this week’s Barber Shop Show, show, host Richard Steele was joined by Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas, co-curators of a new exhibition at the DuSable Museum called Funky Turns 40.

The exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of popular 1970s Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive Black characters for the first time in television history. Characters like Fat Albert empowered a generation of children, while showcasing a multicultural appeal.

We were also joined by Miguel Renteria, an alum of Free Spirit Media, a youth media program that builds media making skills for youth of color. We heard some recent work from youth who participate in the program, and we also discussed the importance of positive media portrayals to youth.

The Barber Shop Show airs on Fridays and Saturdays at Noon on 90.7FM and 89.5FM. We also air a rebroadcast on Sundays at 3pm on WBEZ 91.5fm

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07 / 11 / 14
White Mystery explore the world of fantasy on new album Dubble Dragon
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vocalomusicvox:

This year, Chicago garage rock duo White Mystery released a double album called Dubble Dragon and embarked on a world tour to support it. Upon their return, Alex and Francis joined Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox to share their travel stories and talk about the fantasy-themed album and the new approach they took to writing it.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org

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07 / 11 / 14
The Debanked and the Destructive
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vocalomusicvox:

Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox sits down with weekly contributor Shantell Jamison of Chicago’s Black Youth Project to discuss two thought provoking articles. The first focuses on the staggering number of debanked and unbanked citizens living in Chicago while the other’s shocking headline sparks a discussion of racism in politics and journalism.

The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) / www.vocalo.org

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07 / 11 / 14
The Reel Critic Checks in

morningamp:

Resident movie critic Reggie Ponder joined Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perez for our weekly box office roundup. This week, Reggie had a review for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Molly even contributed her own review of Snowpiercer.

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07 / 11 / 14
Director Lydia Smith and Walking the Camino

morningamp:

The 500 mile hike in Camino de Santiago Spain is both a physical and a spiritual journey. After taking the hike, director Lydia Smith was inspired to make a movie about the over thousand year old trail. She joined hosts Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perez to talk about her movie, Walking the Camino.

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07 / 11 / 14
The Goodman Theatre's Revives Brigadoon

morningamp:

Vacationing Morning AMp host Brian Babylon called in for this segment where Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perez spoke with Olivia Renteria. She’s starring in The Goodman’s Theatre revival of Brigadoon, a 1940s musical about a time traveling Scottish town.

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