I Grow Chicago’s Tameka Lawson joined Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in the studio to talk about promoting a healthy lifestyle to Chicago’s youth. I Grow Chicago blocks off a section of 64th Street in Englewood to have Free Yoga for the community. Tameka will be going to the United Nations World Conference on Ingenious Peoples.
Britt Julious of “This Recording” and “Hello Giggles” joined The Morning AMp’sBrian Babylon and Molly Adams for the Council of Feminist Thought. Today on Feminist Wednesday, the Council tackled the social significance of interracial couples in today’s society, as well as a new Lifetime reality show entitled “Girlfriend Intervention” that aims to prove the theory that “trapped inside every white girl is a strong black woman ready to bust out.” Take a listen to what Britt and our hosts had to say!
Morning AMp Contributor AJ Lubecker has problem managing his money so he shares his tales of woe (and wins!) with us so we can learn from him. This week, he’s in the studio to recap his best and worst purchases of the summer with Molly and Brian.
WBEZ’s Odette Yousef brings a story about unaccompanied immigrant children to The Morning AMp. Lawyers are now calling the new unaccompanied children system the “Rocket Docket”, instead of 7-8 months to prepare for court now the dates have been moved to the immediate future. With the U.S. is dealing with record numbers of unaccompanied children have come across the southern border this topic is more serious than ever.
The rise and fall of certain grocery chains can tell us a lot about Chicago and its people. We are joined by WBEZ reporters Monica Eng and Natalie Moore who detail grocery store openings and closings as a way of tracing Chicago’s growth and gentrification.
Marty Hess joins Molly and Brian to round up this week’s tech news, from the Uber v. Lyft rideshare wars to Amazon’s acquisition of video game platform and community Twitch. He sneaks in quick a Diablo III review in there too.
The Morning AMp discusses the film “Little White Lie” about an African-American girl raised as a middle-class Jewish girl with dark skin. Emily who also saw the film called with a defferent perspective.
Film synopnsis: Until she was eighteen, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up as a white middle-class Jewish girl whose darker skin and black hair were attributed by her parents to a mysterious olive-skinned Sicilian ancestor. In time, she uncovers the lie that haunted their marriage and made her the secret that was hiding in plain sight. Embracing her African American heritage, Schwartz begins the journey to reconcile her past and her present.
Vocalo intern Stephanie Buffamonte joins Molly and Brian in the studio with a story about the Israel-Gaza Conflict. She interviewed a young woman who participated in Birthright—Israel’s sponsored tourism program for Jewish-Americans—in early July as the most recent conflict flared in Gaza. We talk about how Israeli culture has maintained a sense of normalcy throughout decades of conflict.
The rapper, activist, and educator, FM Supreme joined Molly and Brian in the studio right as the phone lines were blowing up. Various different views on the protests in Ferguson, MO are shared. The question, “What’s the end game?” is proposed.
New Council of Feminist Thought guests Elizabeth Gomez and Emily Keck joined Molly Adamsand Brian Babylon on the council today, and the topic turned to Little League World Series phenom Mo’ne Davis and challenges women face playing male dominated sports. Davis, a 13 year old who throws 70 miles per hour, is the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. Take a listen!