WBEZ reporter Michael Puente joins Morning Amp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss news in the wider regions of the Illinois area. Michael is a reporter for WBEZ’s Northwest Indiana bureau in Chesterton, Indiana. They talk weather, politics, and even the Grammy’s.
Michael Puente, Crown Point Bureau Chief for Chicago Public Media, joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning by phone to share us his latest reports on the new private investments in the Gary Airport and the fresh hurdles that the Illiana Expressway construction has cleared.
What happened in Maryville? A case with echoes of Steubenville (drunk young victim, popular jock perpetrators, whole small town gets involved) has reignited a lot of passions as the case was closed and charges dismissed against the alleged rapists. Now the Lt. Gov. of Missouri is calling for the state’s Attorney General to re-open the case. The Council of Feminist Thought, which consisted of the AMp’s Molly Adams, guest co-host Ernest Wilkins, regular panelists Audra Wilson from Practically Speaking and Cassandro Gado from the Step Up Women’s Network discussed the story.
From the first note, Indiana’s Native evokes ominous, somber tones. They start with raspy, aggressive vocals, drenched in distortion and feedback. Then, suddenly, the noise dissipates into mellow melodic strumming, and then picks up again with an equal ferocity, often all within one song.
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
This week on Live From Studio 10 things are gonna get a little heavy. Well.. quite a bit heavy! From the first note, Indiana’s Native evokes ominous, somber tones with raspy, abrasive vocals and even more abrasive distortions and feedback. Then, suddenly, the noise dissipates into mellow melodic strumming, and then picks up again with an equal ferocity, often all within one song. We’re pleased to welcome the band to our studio for a live set and talk about some of the socially conscious themes that lie behind the screaming and the pounding on their new record “Orthodox.”
Amidst the Affordable Care Act and Medical Insurance debate, the AMp decided to get the beat on a new alternative healthcare movement that is stemming from the cons of both Obamacare and standard independent insurance where healthcare is brought to your home in certain states. Hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by WBEZ reporter Michael Puente by phone as he shared detailed information on the Community Paramedics Movement which is available in Indiana. Basically, when there is an emergency health situation going on in a household, community paramedics come to the patient and call the doctor through Skype or FaceTime to give vitals and do a quick check up so the doctor can properly diagnose the person in which the paramedics will go ahead and give the patient appropriate treatment. This will help lessen emergency room visits for the simple fact that under regular insurance, it is no secret that the ER bills are astronomical; if someone is insured under Obamacare, they can go to the ER for treatment, but if they go again for the same ailment a couple of days later, the hospital will get penalized for it by the federal government. To understand how community paramedics works exactly, Michael Puente told Brian and Molly that he will experience a ride with the paramedics and will be sure to give us a follow up report for us.
A proposed expressway, the Illiana, would link Chicago’s far southern suburbs to southern Lake County, Indiana with an alternative east-west route for traffic. Supporters say the project would generate thousands of jobs for decades to come, but critics question just how far the $1 billion price tag would ripple. WBEZ reporter Michael Puente joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning by phone as he dished on the details of his most recent report on the proposed project.
Rocketboat likes to classify themselves as “adventure rock” going beyond the pop rock formula and into the realm of experimenting with video game sounds and progressive song structures. Based out of Indiana, the band is steadily adventuring into the Chicago rock scene, and recently sat down with Jesse Menendez to talk about Indiana’s music community, their video game enthusiasm, and their self-titled debut record.
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!
Molly and Brian checked in with Micahel Puente, the Crown Point bureau chief for WBEZ, to talk about how the President’s trip to Burma relates to Indiana and a school voucher program that allows tax payer money to be used for private schools.