This morning on the Council of Feminist thought, AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon were joined by Alice Kim and Kelly Fair to talk about a an article about a first grader being suspended for “sexual harassment” after kissing another student during school. Many questions were asked surrounding the behavioral background of the student and whether or not parents should take the extra step and talk about sexual harassment with their child so they will know what is and what is not deemed inappropriate touching.
#Feminist Wednesday PSA! Fresh off the heels of the reveal the Plan B doesn’t work on people who weigh over 175 pounds, word is spreading about the dangers of NuvaRing: Manufacturuer Merck has already has over 3,500 of lawsuits filed against them and this investigative report on how the industry covered up how the drug increases risk of blood clots in Vanity Fair will certainly increase that. This morning on the AMp, hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by the Council of Feminist thought members Alice Kim and Kelly Fair of Polished Pebbles to talk about it from a feminist perspective.
While men are more likely to suffer concussions, that does not mean the effect of them is less on women. WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan joins us in the studio to discuss her recent reporting on head injuries and their effects on women in the work force.
“I’m a lot smarter than that. I know how to be critical in an intelligent way so as to insult them [The New York Times]. Which is what I am going to do. […] They knew what kind of acclaim that my book was getting and so they chose to focus on my personal life, my ex-husband, they said things that weren’t true – things that they knew about my ex-husband that reportedly I did not know. It was a personal attack. Iit was tacky as hell. It’s not a book review. They were reviewing my personal life. And my personal life has nothing to do with this book. I resented it.”
- Terry McMillan on Alex Kuczynski’s review of her book.
Known for her humor and warmth, author Terry McMillan explores how family comforts and confuses us in her latest book, Who Asked You? Terry joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning by phone as she talked about the novel, how she maintains such a steady output, what life looks like from the top of the bestseller list and how to handle your biggest critics and not break into outbursts - like Kanye West.
Michael Puente, Crown Point Bureau Chief for Chicago Public Media, joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning by phone to share us his latest reports on the new private investments in the Gary Airport and the fresh hurdles that the Illiana Expressway construction has cleared.
Vocalo On WBEZ Ep 87 - Atheism during holidays, DJ Limbs and Butter, Jesse De La Pena
In this episode: Our resident defender of justice Coya Paz is here to discuss the rise of Atheist visibility around the holidays, language bans in a country with no official language, and who we deem to be “fit” parents.
Also, DJ Limbs has been bringing eclectic and cutting edge sounds to clubs and parties around Chicago for quite some time. Aside from spinning records he’s also a talented producer. His most recent collaboration is with singer Ruth Varella aka Butter. The album features a mixture of downbeat, trip hop and electronica. The duo joined us for a live set and conversation.
Finally, we conclude the show with a DJ set - this time from our very own Jesse De La Pena. Tune in.
'Morning AMp' hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams check in with intern and comedian Tim Barnes about what’s hip and happening and this week it’s bacon, that fatty cut of meat from pork bellies that tastes so salty and delicious when you fry it. But it’s also being found in whiskey, chocolate chip cookies and sprinkled on top of everything. When will the bacon backlash begin? Only Father Time knows and he won’t tell us. Because he’s eating bacon.
‘Morning AMp’ hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams debate what’s offensive or not offensive while going through weekend headlines. Topics include Murphy’s bar in Wrigleyville, which posted up an offensive marquee that said, “Remember Pearl Harbor with Bombs and Kamikazes”. Also, SpaghettiO’s twitter account also posted up Pearl Harbor tweet with an attached image of its smiling mascot jauntily holding an American flag.
'Morning AMp' hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams bring the Reel Critic Reggie Ponder and Indie Movie critic Matt Fagerholm in the studio early during the awards season and get their expert analysis of the potential winners and losers in all categories. From films like The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle to Inside Llewyn Davis nothing will be left out. As a bonus, Holiday movies will also be thrown into their discussion!
Should MSNBC’s Martin Bashirhave resigned yesterday over these remarks about Sarah Palin? This is the debate that the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams had this morning on Peace Prize Thursday. The shorthand in a lot of headlines make it seem like it was an offhand comment, but its actually a slow burn of an educational lesson about the horrors of slavery. Molly argued that while it might be a smarter put-down than it first seems, female politicians often get the grossest vitriol and Bashir has a poor track record when it comes to respecting women.
WBEZ’s Midday producer, Justin Kaufman guest co-hosts the ‘Morning AMp’ along with Molly Adams. They discuss Illinois’s pension reform which rises the retirement age for state workers. Justin debates the ‘historic’ nature of the reform, and the impact this will have on Illinois residents.
Writer Britt Julious drops in to talk about whether white men can be discriminated against as a class, what makes a “fit” parent, and what exactly it mean when scientific studies say men and women are “wired differently.”
This week a short film of young Muslim women skating, fencing, and hanging around New York City set to Jay-Z’s Somewhere in America created a wave of chatter on the Muslim Internet: What do the lyrics mean compare to the images? Are the women showing off? Or do they just naturally look cool? What is a “mipster?” Mariam Sobh, WBEZ news ancho and proprietor of Hijab Trendz fills us in.