07 / 09 / 14
Oscar winner Lee Grant discusses her years spent on the Hollywood Blacklist


Morning AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with Academy Award-winning actress Lee Grant (Shampoo) about her new autobiography and the years she spent on the Hollywood Blacklist for refusing to testify at the House Committee on Un-American Activities against her husband.

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11 / 22 / 13
Comedy Legend Gilbert Gottfried AMps Up This Weekend!


Known for his trademark squint and loud voice, Gilbert Gottfried mastered the art of stand-up comedy since he was 15 years old. He has made his way as a cast member of SNL, performed promos for MTV, and even made appearances on "The Cosby Show" and “Late Night with David Letterman”. He is in town to perform at Zanies this weekend, but not without joining the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams first!

If you are interested in checking out Gilbert Gottfried at Zanies, visit the Zanies web page to purchase tickets and look at showtimes.

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04 / 24 / 13
Walter Jacobson Talks 50 Years In Chicago TV News


How does a bat boy for the Chicago Cubs end up on the 6 o’clock news? That’s the story of Walter Jacobson, a journalist and commenter who spent 50 years in Chicago TV news and is now being presented with a Chicago Legend award at the Chicago International Film Festival.  Luis and Shantell talk with Jacobson about his long-standing career and the stories he recounts in his memoir Walter’s Perspective: A Memoir of Fifty Years in Chicago TV News.

Find out what it was like to play catch with Jackie Robinson and how he got his first byline by getting naked at an Indiana nudist colony, plus he discusses some of the more turbulent parts of his career and offers plenty of advice on how to practice journalism.

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02 / 27 / 13
Jan Lewis Jewelry Designer and Shantell - Wise Woman of the Week: Jan Ramsey


For this week’s segment, Shantell spoke with internationally-known jewelry maker Jan Lewis. lewis shares the story of how her bangles ended up in the gift bags of this year’s Oscar nominees, how she met and fell in love with famed jazz/radio legend Ramsey Lewis and offers advice for aspiring jewelry makers and dreamers.

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02 / 15 / 13

Critic for a Minute Friday: (2.15.13 4-6 pm CST) Sweet Brown Has Time for Vocalo

Man About Town: Terrence Chappell is the nightlife and society columnist for Chicago Pride. The resident “man about town” tells us about a secret underground party that he’ll be attending this weekend.

Newborn Photos for a 13-year-old: Professional photographer Kelli Higgins is a proud new parent of an adopted son. We talk about her newborn’s photos. Did we mention that he was 13?

 Sweet Brown:What was just supposed to be a retelling of an escape from an apartment building fire has led to not just internet fame, but endorsements and roles in movies. The one and only Sweet Brown joins us on air. 

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02 / 13 / 13
Sweet Brown Has Time For Vocalo Shantell


“Lawd all I was doing was telling them about a fire!” -Sweet Brown

By now you’ve seen the hilarious account of how Oklahoma resident Sweet Brown escaped an apartment building fire. Since going viral last year, Sweet Brown has not just become an internet sensation, but has appeared on various television outlets and celebrity endorsements. Hear Shantell’s entertaining conversation with Sweet Brown.

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