In 2011, of the 30,867 gun deaths in the U.S., 19,766 were suicides. As part of Front and Center’s exploration of how guns and gun regulations affect our lives, WBEZ reporter Shannon Heffernan joined AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning to talk about how suicide complicates the issues of mental health and firearm ownership.
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep 54 - Women on Gun Ownership, K.Flay, DJ Kid Cut Up
We know the reasons people own guns can vary as much as the opinions over what to do about gun violence. So it’s important to get as many perspectives as possible. In this episode we present a clip from WBEZ’s “Our Guns” series that looks at women who own guns for their own protection. Team Vocalo’s Molly Adams and Brian Babylon discuss the story and also hear from two listeners who share their thoughts on the gun control debate.
Also, rapper K.Flay is known for her electronic tinged brand of introspective Hip Hop. She’s currently on tour and had a show in Chicago this past week. Before her performance, she stopped by and spoke with Jesse Menendez about her new mix tape, West Ghost, her place in the Hip Hop continuum, her thoughts on feminism in music and more.
We conclude the episode as usual with an awesome DJ set. This time from Vocalo DJ Collective member Kid Cut Up. Tune in!
“There’s a difference between being anti-gun and pro-gun control.” - Morning AMp listener, Gina, on the significance of using guns for self-protection.
The reasons people own guns can vary as much as the opinions over what to do about gun violence. We hear a clip from WBEZ’s “Our Gun” series that looks at women who own guns for protection. Hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon also hear from two listeners who share their thoughts on the gun control debate.
Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 53 - Preppers with Guns, Hemmingbirds, DJ Derrek Moon
In this episode: WBEZ ‘s Aurora Aguilar joined Vocalo’s Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to share her report on Preppers: a segment on the gun owner population that believe doomsday is coming and that guns are the most important tool in preparing for the end of civilization.
Also, From a solo project conceived by singer / guitarist / violist Yoo Soo Kim, Hemmingbirds have evolved into a full-fledged indie pop band that combines soulful melodies, dynamic arrangements and thoughtful lyricism into one distinct sound, all of which is captured on their standout release, The Vines of Age. Hemmingbirds’ performance was recorded in Chicago Public Media’s Jim and Kay Mabie performance studio.
And as always we close out the show with a great DJ set. This time, we feature the sounds of Derrek Moon.
Tonight, all eyes and hears will be on President Obama during the State of the Union address, as he will most likely discuss the controversial topic of Gun Control. In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy and the recent killing of Chicago’s Hadiya Pendleton, emotions are on high. Will we be able to differentiate gun owners from the shooters who caused these mass shootings? Christina Bellantoni from PBS Newshour gives us a sneak peak at what to expect.