'Morning AMp' hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams bring the Reel Critic Reggie Ponder and Indie Movie critic Matt Fagerholm in the studio early during the awards season and get their expert analysis of the potential winners and losers in all categories. From films like The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle to Inside Llewyn Davis nothing will be left out. As a bonus, Holiday movies will also be thrown into their discussion!
Chicago is home to the largest Serbian community outside of Belgrade, so it’s no surprise that the First Annual Serbian Film Festival will be held here. A few movies that will premiere were even official entries for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film from Serbia. Committee member Zoran Golubovich joined us by phone to talk about how the festival was put together, and which films from the event he recommends people to see this weekend.
Trains, buses, and automobiles. There’s a lot of ways to get from point A to point B. Vocalo’s Renata Sago speaks with commuters who have found ways to navigate the City of Chicago that have some unexpected benefits. She also speaks with Melody Geraci from the Active Transit Alliance, a non-profit advocacy group that aims to support biking, walking, and mass transit.
This piece was produced by Vocalo in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Council.
Since 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) has been dedicated to shaping a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region. MPC serves communities and residents by developing, promoting and implementing solutions for sound regional growth.
A number of Chicago workers and supporters joined in on the planned national protests against Walmart on Black Friday this year to demand higher wages from the mega chain. The South Side’s Lois Lane and WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning in studio to share details of local action, her thoughts and her findings. If you want more information on this story, check out her article on WBEZ.
In this installment of Reclaimed Soul, check out host Ayana Contreras’ interview with Reggie Torian of The Impressions (that’s him sitting on the bumper of that antique Rolls Royce). He’s been a part of Chicago’s own Impressions (“Keep on Pushin”, “Gypsy Woman”, etc.) for 40 years. And he’s got a lot to say. He talks about the group, Curtom Records, and more.
The Impressions counted Curtis Mayfield as both member and principle songwriter during the 1960s and early 1970s before he went solo. Curtom Records was Curtis Mayfield’s Chicago-based record label that was home to the Impressions for nearly a decade. It was also the one-time label of The Five Stairsteps, The Natural Four, Leroy Hutson, The Jones Girls, Linda Clifford, Rasputin’s Stash, Baby Huey and the Babysitters, The Staple Singers, and more.
Catch Reclaimed Soul Thursdays at 8pm (CST) on vocalo.org or over the air on 89.5fm (NWI) and 90.7fm (CHI)
Since the release of 1991’s “I Wish My Brother George Was Here,” Del The Funky Homosapien has been on of the most clever MC’s. Jesse Menendez spoke with Del about the orogins of his style as well as the impetus for his sci-fi themed Deltron 3030 project.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) /www.vocalo.org
The Noise FM on Live From Studio 10 (aired Nov 2013)
One band that always has the moves and the grooves is Chicago’s dance rock trio The Noise FM. We’re excited to have them back on the show to talk about and play songs off of their new album Attraction.
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 local bands and music artists (with an occasional national act stopping by). 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
In thisCouncil of Feminist Thought, ‘Morning AMp’ hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon are joined by the dynamic duo of Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden to talk about Jamie’s viral hashtag #feministselfies, SCOTUS taking up the contraception mandate for employer provided insurance in the Affordable Care Act, and the fact that natural hair can still get a black child suspended from school.
‘Morning Amp’ hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon are joined by the dynamic duo of Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden to talk about Jamie’s viral hashtag #feministselfies. They tackle every aspect of the selfie phenomenon, down to the nature of why so many feel the need to post them.
Free Spirit Media founder Jeff McCarter and ‘HoopsHIGH’ alum Elizabeth Preston joins ‘Morning Amp’ hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon as they celebrate their 500th episode of programing. The Free Spirit Media program has young people producing every aspect of a sports telecast for CAN TV.
Elizabeth describes her passion for video production and how she’s been able to grow within her field. Brian and Molly delve into the importance of having media programs for youth.
Known for his trademark squint and loud voice, Gilbert Gottfried mastered the art of stand-up comedy since he was 15 years old. He has made his way as a cast member of SNL, performed promos for MTV, and even made appearances on "The Cosby Show" and “Late Night with David Letterman”. He is in town to perform at Zanies this weekend, but not without joining the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams first!