This week, The Morning AMp’s Sr. Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendozareviewed Cormega’s newest album Mega Philosophy, the veteran Chicago rapper’s 8th album and his follow up to Raw Forever. He also talked with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about Lil’ Kim’s Nicki Minaj diss track and whether or not the music industry sets an “expiration date” for women in hip hop.
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!
Josh Eisenberg reviews the week in deaths, taking us on a tour of world history through the individual lives that have shaped it. This week he tells us about Sam Greenlee, author of a revolutionary book about race and the US Government, and Clyde Snow, a forensic anthropologist who identified Joseph Mengele’s body.
Historian Josh Eisenberg looks at the history of the world through the lives that recently left it. This week, the first black syndicated cartoonist, a Marlboro man who died of cancer, and the man who dressed Chicago’s cowboy, Luis Alcala.
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.
Comedian Godfrey joins ‘Morning Amp’ hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams during his Chicago visit. He talks about growing up in Chicago and the 90s comedy scene and finally taping a Comedy Central special.
"When people were asking for pain medications overall 27% of white children recieved pain meds, while only 15.8% of black children, 18.9 of latinos, and 7% of kids of other races […] If you’re Asian in the ER watch out." - Molly Adams
Looking at a study published in the October issue of Pediatrics, Molly Adams, Brian Babylon, and Coya Paz ask whether statistics about disparate care received by minors in the ER for stomach pain pointed to racist hospital practices or to disparities between hospitals in low-income areas and how families from different economic backgrounds might ask for more.
Jimkata is an electronic-rock band from Ithaca, New York. Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox caught up with frontman Evan Friedell and talked about how Jimkata balance electronic and rock elements in their music and their current LP, Die Digital.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI)
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