Being visible and female on the Internet is a known risk: write about any topic and you’re bound to face verbal and visual harassment from the comments section to your personal email to many other areas of your life.
Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams critique mainstream media’s approach to covering Robin Williams’ suicide versus other world and domestic issues such as the fatal shooting of Missouri teenager, Michael Brown. The question posed: Has mainstream media used Robin Williams’ death as a way to distract the public from the events occurring in Ferguson, MO? Take a listen!
With the recent violent uprising in the Middle East, tensions have significantly flared between the Israelis and the Palestinians following revenge murders done by both sides. Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to figure out a solution before ground attacks spark and he is turning to Hilary Clinton based on her previous experience with mediating that region. AMp co-host Molly Adamsand guest host Luis Antonio Perezwere joined by the Good Doctor Coya Paz to discuss the most recent developments of this crisis and what roll the United States should take on during this sensitive time.
Mariam also discussed her opinions on people “over sharing” on social media. She went on to say:
"People share too much about their relationships - I feel like it can have a negative effect. Its always like ‘oh my gosh, my significant other is so amazing, oh thank you for bringing this to me today. I can’t believe you brought me flowers.’ Its just so in-depth. And then the next week, ‘oh we’re getting separated.’ Maybe you did a little too much or maybe you’re over compensating for something else in your life and you want everyone else to think its amazing."
Three Israeli teenagers who live on settlements in the West Bank were kidnapped last month and found dead on Monday. Wednesday morning, a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and found dead a few hours later, in what is likely an act of vigilante “justice.” The AMp co-host, Molly Adams, feels Israeli PM Benjamin Netenyahu is talking out of both sides of his mouth, asking his citizens not to take the law into their own hands, while calling the unknown murderers of the Israeli teens “beasts” and “animals.” With the help of our listeners, we discussed the back and forth that war creates and how fear keeps authority in power. Take a Listen!
This week on the Council of Feminist Thought, Britt Julious joined the AMp’s Brian Babylonand Molly Adams. We kicked it off by talking about Inland, her new publishing venture that will explore Midwestern culture and identity. We put a little “constructive disliking” (not hate!) on coastal media. Take a listen!
The year is 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is meeting for their annual quiche breakfast. However, this year there is an unexpected agenda item – the dropping of atom bombs on their fair city. Cast members of the current re-mounting of the show at the Chopin join us in studio.
Tim Barnes chimes in with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss whats the new trend and its people’s obsession with dystopia. From Divergent in the theaters, to Lorde on the radio, to Walking Dead on TV, visions of a world gone to seed are infiltrating all the media we consume. Tim gives a variety of ways we want to watch the world destroy itself.
One of the most common questions we get at Vocalo is, “How do you come up with with your topics?” The short answer is that ideas can come from anywhere and everywhere.
There are dozens of ways shows get put together. We get tips/ideas from listeners through facebook & twitter; segments can come from personal experiences & stories people share; even conversations with strangers at check-out lines have become segments on Vocalo. It’s all about listening for the story. The Internet is also a big source for potential segments, obviously.
Below we have Midday host Luis Antonio Perez sharing how he plans to turn his day-long “Flexible Friday web browsing” into radio segments for Vocalo for next week.