Today we spoke with Mark Anthony Grimaldiauthor of The Money Compass who warned us about pitfalls of investing in a post-recession economic climate;Brian Babylon andLuisAntonio Perezshared 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.
Morning AMp intern and comedian AJ Lubecker joins Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in the studio to tell stories about going big and going broke on purchases he doesn’t really need. Today he shares a story about having some problems buying socks for the first time on his own. Brian and Molly do their best to offer AJ some shopping advice.
The book Factory Man explores the widespread ramifications of globalization through the story of John Bassett III, the inheritor of Bassett Furniture who revived it through a major decline in American manufacturing. The AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with author Beth Macyabout the history of factory towns and the true cost of American made goods.
Jesse Menendez of the MusicVox sits down with weekly contributor Shantell Jamison of Chicago’s Black Youth Project to discuss two thought provoking articles. The first focuses on the staggering number of debanked and unbanked citizens living in Chicago while the other’s shocking headline sparks a discussion of racism in politics and journalism.
The MusicVox airs weekdays 4-6 PM on 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 (NWI) / www.vocalo.org
Morning AMp’s new summer intern and comedian AJ Lubecker joins Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in the studio to tell stories about going big and going broke on purchases he doesn’t really need. Today we dissected the dilemma of a healthy but more expensive lunch.
While some foodies are still swooning over doughnuts, cronuts or wonuts, others have moved on to the sweet treat taking over Chicago’s Mexican ice cream shops. Monica Eng joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams as she took us on a snaxploration! Listen now!
The AMP hostsBrian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by Reporter Tony Arnold of WBEZ to talk pensions. Mayor Emanuel’s office says the pension bill signed by the Governor on Monday would solve about half of Chicago’s roughly $20 billion public pension problem, largely by cutting back benefits for current and future retirees. But it could take decades for those pension funds to become healthy again.
The skirmishes between ride share services like Uber and traditional taxis are starting to add up to a war now that the drivers caught in the middle are saying that neither side makes them enough money. Odette Yousef has been covering the market for WBEZ and filled the AMp hosts Brian Babylonand Molly Adamsin on the latest drama.
The University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin have proposed plans to drastically reduce tuition for incoming students. Michigan proposes a deferred, interest-free payment plan, where students start paying back after they graduate and at Madison, two professors propose just straight up dropping tuition for the first two years through reinvestment of financial aid from private to public universities.
The AMphosts Brian Babylonand Molly Adamsdiscussed what this can do for incoming students, what this means for the future of higher education and whether or not this breakthrough will ripple onto other college campuses.
Listener Vince from the South Side of Chicago took advantage of the Morning AMp’s miscellaneous format and called hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about the recent Citizens United reform bill in Springfield. Vince discussed the joint-resolution between the Illinois Senate and citizens to limit campaign donations to $100 per entry and why he believes this movement is important.
Sex offenders have to register at a single office in Chicago once a year, or more if they move or change jobs. But the office can’t handle the volume of registrants and people can be left literally in the cold, in violation of the law. WBEZ reporter Rob Wildeboer joined the Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon andMolly Adams as he explained how the gap is costing money and time.
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