Politics: Oppo researchers are a low-profile group of men and women whose job it is to dig up dirt on the other guy running for office—and on their own clients. WBEZ reporter Alex Keefe talks to those in this line of work about tactics, scruples, and success.
Haiti: The Carrefour Collaborative provides artistic grants for working artists in Haiti and exchange opportunities for Chicago artists and professionals to travel and collaborate with their peers in Haiti. We talk with Carefour’s founder Paul Karner and musician Who is Fluffy ahead of their benefit show at Cole’s in Logan Square Saturday night.
DOPE: As it has swung between legal and illegal, marijuana has picked up quite the reputation in our culture. The Free Street Theater youth ensemble is reprising their show DOPE this month and will share with us a couple of the 420 stories they tell about weed and how it affects their lives, from friends to family to school to prison.
Coya Paz: The good doctor, who is also artistic director at Free Street and the director of DOPE, joins the cast to talk about new city policies around curfew and cigarettes that will affect young people’s lives.
Mish Way of Vancouver punk band White Lung spoke with Jesse Menendez on The MusicVox about the new album Deep Fantasy as well as why she’s open about her own drug use and her feminist ideas in their music.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) / www.vocalo.org
Veronica Arreola and Emily Heist Moss join the Feminist Council to discuss ideas around traditional family structures (did they ever exist?), media sensationalizing stories of young European women fighting alongside ISIS, and how women’s colleges are handling gender identity. Brian and Molly also touch on the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer.
WBEZ’s Susie An joins Molly and Brian in the studio to talk about her story on the marijuana business. Illinois began accepting applications for marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries this week. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
AJ Lubecker joins the morning AMp to discuss unwise purchases he made during the week. This week he asks if he spent too much on dry cleaning, Molly says yes because she has no idea what dry cleaning is, Brian says yes, because AJ did it completely wrong.
Regular caller Lori Hall Armstrong rang in to talk about the suspension of Ray Rice after the release of an elevator surveillance video that shows the NFL star’s striking his fiancé leaving her unconscious.
Every neighborhood in Chicago is as distinct as the voices it produces. Yet, if we look close enough, we’d be surprised to find the similarities between them. In our on-going #Block2Block series, we explore various neighborhoods and the flourishing cultures within them through the voices of musicians living and creating music in those neighborhoods. In this episode, we hear from Macie and Liam of Chicago indie rock band Marrow, who discuss growing up in Mayfair and Old Irving Park, respectively.
The MusicVox airs M-F 6-8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / www.vocalo.org
Chicago’s ESSO create a unique fusion of musical cultures that will make you want to dance all night. But beneath the Latin rhythms, jazz saxophones and funk grooves lies a socio-political dialogue. We’re excited to discuss these themes with the band and of course hear some tunes live!
Tune in Tuesday, 9/9 at 8 pm CT on 91.1 FM & 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI) or stream at www.vocalo.org
Asha Veal Brisebois is the editor of “The Place’s We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35” She joined the Morning AMp with three of the writers in the imprint. Theopui Skarlatos, a reporter with the BBC; Daniel Ketchum, editor at Marvel Comics; and Lisa Hsia an artist. They are participating in a reading of their work at the Chicago Cultural Center at 6:00 PM on September 8th, 2014.