In this episode: Celebrity chef and butter aficionado Paula Deen is being sued by a former employee, Lisa Jackson, who worked at Deen’s Georgia restaurant. Jackson alleges she dealt with “violent, sexist, and racist behavior” while working for her. Reportedly, she wanted to plan her brother’s wedding in true antebellum southern style, including a black waitstaff donning white tuxedos and black bow-ties. If that wasn’t outrageous enough, she referred to them as “slaves.” Our resident cultural critic Coya Paz joined MorningAMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to offer her insight.
Then, Swedish electro pop group Kate Boy is on their first US tour. The group stopped by the studio to chat with Jesse Menendez about the reception of their music in the US, their aim to mix pop music with darker monochrome aesthetics, and the origin of the androgynous Kate Boy mascot.
Then, “Never put ketchup on your Chicago-style hot dog.” “Do not talk on your phone or listen to music full-blast while taking public transit. Everyone will hate you.” “Pick a team. You can’t root for the White Sox and the Cubs. You must choose.”
These are three things from Leah Pickett’s “Chicago’s Unwritten Rules” list.
The blogger, freelancer, and WBEZ on-air correspondent joined Shantell in studio to debate these three rules, as well as other “unwritten rules” that every Chicagoan should follow.
Finally, we close the show with a DJ set from Jeremy Sole. Tune in!