09 / 05 / 14
Comedians Bridget Everett and Dave Hill discuss their upcoming show at the Up Comedy Club
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09 / 05 / 14
Critic For a Day: AMp hosts and "Reel-Critic" Reggie Ponder tackle some issues of race
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The Morning AMp’s Molly Adams and Luis Antonio Perez, with the help of “The Reel Critic,” Reggie Ponder tackle some issues of race including: interracial relationships and the recent study by the Public Religion Research Institute that broke down the percentage of people that have friends of other races.

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09 / 03 / 14
The Council of Feminist Thought tackles interracial couples and more!

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Britt Julious of “This Recording” and “Hello Giggles” joined The Morning AMp’s Brian 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!

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08 / 11 / 14
Urbanologist Max Grinell discusses the origins of the Chicago Seal

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A haiku by Max Grinell:
Baby in the air
Below Chicago bustles
Why not?
A hot dog

The Morning AMp’s senior urbanologist correspondent, Max Grinell, joined Brian Babylon and Molly Adams for a little Chi-Town history lesson. Grinell explained why the Chicago City Seal consists of a baby in a shell floating above a tall ship, wheat stalks, and an anonymous Native American! Take a listen!

Photo courtesy of Max Grinell.

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08 / 11 / 14
Sandra Castro Carrera discusses the fifth-annual Festival Cubano in Riis Park

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This weekend sees the fifth-annual Festival Cubano in Riis Park, in Chicago bringing together salsa, sonero, jazz, Afro-Cubano, and songo music traditions from across the Caribbean. Festival co-founder Sandra Castro Carrera joined The Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in studio to talk about Cuban culture in the Midwest and what kinds of fun things will be at the festival this year!

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08 / 11 / 14
Mother Jones senior editor, Dave Gilson, discusses the "NRA Murder Mystery" he uncovered
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Mother Jones senior editor, Dave Gilson, joined the Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss a story he published last month about the life of Roert Dowlut, general consul for the the NRA. Dowlut was convicted of murder in South Bend, IN in 1964 but was released 6 years later after an appeal and Supreme Court decisions had his case overturned due to police missteps including denying him the right to see a lawyer. Gilson tells us the tale and about the fallout from his reporting. Take a listen!

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08 / 06 / 14
Jamie Masada, founder of The Laugh Factory, shares stories about Richard Pryor

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Jamie Masada, the founder of The Laugh Factory in Chicago and Los Angeles, joined The Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon and discussed how he started his famous comedy club when he was only 16 years old. Masada also shared some of his fondest memories of the late Richard Pryor.

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07 / 25 / 14
Laughing, Impersonating and Serenading with Comedian Jay Pharoah

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SNL contributor and impressionist extraordinaire’s Jay Pharoah’s interview with the AMP’s guest co-hosts Jill and Luis turned into a performance, jam packed with impressions of ESPN’s Stephen Smith, Stewie from Family Guy, and a grand finale featuring his best Kanye West. He even serenaded outgoing Producer Vivian Mikhail on her last day after comparing our interns to Jared Leto and Danny Tamberelli. Take a listen and laugh!

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07 / 25 / 14
Exploring Chicago's Physical Theater Scene

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What is Physical Theatre? It’s a style of theatre that uses body language and mixes the crafts of mime, circus arts and choreography. Some of it may have some dialogue that borders on the absurd. Links Hall with Alice da Cunha and Marc Frost will present the first annual Physical Festival Chicago, a nine-day celebration of physical theater, July 25 to August 2, 2014 plus two evenings highlighting work by local artists including Silent Theater Company and a scratch night with various artists. They joined the AMp’s guest co-hosts Jill Hopkins and Luis Antonio Perez to discuss this weekend’s festivities.

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07 / 25 / 14
Obit Of The Week 7/25: The Founder of Aldi & the Dillinger Killing
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Historian Josh Eisenberg and proprietor of the blog Obit of the Day, joined the AMp’s guest co-hosts Jill Hopkins and Luis Antonio Perez by phone as he commemorated the life of Aldi founder Karl Albrecht and the 80th anniversary of the Dillinger killing.

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07 / 24 / 14
Early Bird Discussion with the Tofu Citlin Circuit
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The Tofu Chitlin’ Circuit is a theater conservatory and their mission is to offer affordable classes and workshops to assist community members in creating and preserving their own stories. Sydney Chatman, the founder, visits Studio 11 to discuss their play “Take it From Me, Violence Just Don’t Understand” going up at The Greenhouse Theatre this Saturday afternoon. She, along with one of the peers, joined the AMp guest co-host Jill Hopkins and Luis Antonio Perez

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07 / 22 / 14
WBEZ's Natalie Moore Talks De-Converting Condos and Fraud

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The AMp’s Brian Babylon and guest co-host Luis Antonio Perez were joined by WBEZ South Side Bureau Chief Natalie Moore to share her recent reports on condo investments and fraud in traditionally rental neighborhoods. Do you have a story of a good or bad investment you made during these trying economic times?

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07 / 22 / 14
The Money Compass: What's on Deck for our Economy?

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Today we spoke with Mark Anthony Grimaldi author of The Money Compass who warned us about pitfalls of investing in a post-recession economic climate; Brian Babylon and Luis Antonio Perez shared their lucky breaks investing in stocks (SOFO-2000, ITHAX-2007) as well as sharing their personal economic advice with the help of Mark Anthony who made excellent suggestions for beginners delving into their finances.

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07 / 21 / 14
A Florida father brutally beat a man after he sexually assaulted his 11-year-old son

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The Morning AMp’s Luis Antonio Perez and our guest-host Susie An (later joined by Brian Babylon and a call-in guest) discussed the weekend headline out of Daytona Beach, Florida where a father found a family friend sexually assaulting his 11-year-old son. The father beat the assailant and described him as “nice and knocked out” for police to apprehend. Take a listen to what our hosts had to say!

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07 / 18 / 14
Celebraton Playground in Bronzeville: When Local Youth Want to Make a Difference

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Every Friday, we take phone calls from listeners to let them rant and critique on the happenings of their work week. But during this particular Critic for a Minute Friday, we had caller Maxine from Lakeview tell us about a community project her children created. For her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah celebration, rather than a huge blow -out party, her daughter wanted to team up with a Bronzeville church to build a playground for local children. They are now in the process of fundraising and are looking for the community to help. If you would like to read more about this project and would like to contribute, you can visit their website.

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