"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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Ever spent $800 for a plain white t-Shirt? $50 for a pack of radiant tampons? What about $200 for a pack of ice cubes? We haven’t either, but we are for certain that people spend that kind of money on luxury items every day. On this morning’s special edition of “The Fancy Millionaire Rich Guy’s Club”, the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams took the time to dissect into the marketing strategy behind uber-luxury companies and the effect of branding an item. Clearly, we are aware that these luxury every-day items does not necessarily mean that they’re “better quality” than affordable generic brands - so why is there still a demand for these items? Well, whether it’s for show, or to reassure our minds that these products are worth the price tag, one thing is for certain: the branding of any item, no matter how basic or petty, is powerful.
Legal scholar and developer of the Creative Commons licenses that have opened up access to intellectual property old and new, Lawrence Lessig has also been focused on the corrupting influence of money on American elections and politics. Earlier this month he “retired” his popular lecture about this issue and spoke with AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning about his hopes for transforming Legislator’s dependence on funders’ money and not on voter’s opinions.
Drawing their influences from Motown sound, classic rock and, of course, this very city, pop rock trio The Sweeps have a penchant for hard pounding, yet melodic and lyrical songwriting reflected by Chicago’s history, people and places. Their new album “Swift Armour” is filled with fuzz-ridden guitar riffs, belting vocals, and raw energy. We’ll talk to the band about the new songs and their relationship to Chicago but not before we’ll hear them played live! Tune in Wednesday, 3/27 at 8 PM CT on 89.5 FM (NWI) / 90.7 FM (CHI) or stream here: www.vocalo.org
Astronaut Mike Massimino and film producer Christopher Cowen call in to talk about the documentary “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope”, airing in Chicago tomorrow night, Thursday January 31, at 8:00 pm (CST) on WTTW. The film highlights the story of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who brought a Torah scroll with connections to the Holocaust on board this historic and ultimately tragic mission.