Vocalo and WBEZ’s Mike Puente set out on a ride along with a police officer in Gary, Indiana to assess the city’s resources and see if they’re properly equipped to protect the city after Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield was murdered sitting alone in his patrol vehicle. Molly Adamsand co-host Luis Antonio Perez spoke with Puente after broadcasting his report. Take a listen!
It was a day at the races today on The Morning AMp. The Chicagoist’s Editor-in-Chief Chuck Sudo joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylonto offer analysis on the race after Toni Preckwinkle dropped out and Karen Lewis formed an exploratory committee. Does anyone stand a chance at taking down the Rahminator?
“When the mayor was talking about the shootings last weekend and how frustrated he was [by them] and started asking ‘where’s the community?’ He should know where the community is… He’s in these neighborhoods and people who live in them are getting a sense of what are you doing besides photo ops, besides media ops, besides trying to assuage people on the Northside that violence is being curbed.” -Chuck Sudo
Resident movie critic Reggie Ponder joined Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perez for our weekly box office roundup. This week, Reggie had a review for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Molly even contributed her own review of Snowpiercer.
The 500 mile hike in Camino de Santiago Spain is both a physical and a spiritual journey. After taking the hike, director Lydia Smith was inspired to make a movie about the over thousand year old trail. She joined hosts Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perezto talk about her movie, Walking the Camino.
Morning AMp’sBrian Babylon and Molly Adamsspoke with Academy Award-winning actress Lee Grant (Shampoo) about her new autobiography and the years she spent on the Hollywood Blacklist for refusing to testify at the House Committee on Un-American Activities against her husband.
Susan Bright, curator and writer, joined MorningAMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon and discussed her current exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, entitled “Home Truths.”The exhibition is aimed at challenging stereotypes and sentimental views of motherhood by addressing issues such as gender roles, domesticity, the body, and the identity of the people in the family itself.
Cleveland-born comedian Al Jackson came to Chicago for one night only and he talked with AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about fatherhood, starting stand-up in Miami and the differences between UberX and taxis.
Mikki Kendall joined Morning AMp hosts, Brian Babylon and Molly Adams, to talk about recent mugshots in the media (no, not just Jeremy Meeks’). The Council of Feminist Thought also discussed the heartbreaking mugshot of Shanesha Taylor, the Arizona mother who was arrested for leaving her children in the car during a job interview.