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.
After six years, a program that hired additional workers in ex-offenders to clean CTA train cars and buses will wrap up on Dec. 31. The CTA, which spent nearly $3 million annually on the program, is pointing their finger at the maintenance union Local 308 for removing the program when they re-upped their contract. The AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by our callers and listeners this morning as they debated on whether or not the reason from the CTA was justifiable and the effectiveness and current state of work unions.
Resident sports expert LaToya “Moneyball” Smith joins ‘Morning AMp’ host Brian Babylon, and guest co-hosts Tim Barnes and Vivian Mikhail to talk about sports. After the Bears loss to the Vikings, they debate the likeliness of a Bears victory this season. Brian shifts the discussion towards the Bulls and there time spent in Los Angeles.
In thisCouncil of Feminist Thought, ‘Morning AMp’ hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon are joined by the dynamic duo of Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden to talk about Jamie’s viral hashtag #feministselfies, SCOTUS taking up the contraception mandate for employer provided insurance in the Affordable Care Act, and the fact that natural hair can still get a black child suspended from school.
‘Morning Amp’ hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon are joined by the dynamic duo of Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden to talk about Jamie’s viral hashtag #feministselfies. They tackle every aspect of the selfie phenomenon, down to the nature of why so many feel the need to post them.
This year’s “hot toy” is no giggling doll or construction set. It’s a $400-500 video game, DVD, streaming TV console manufactured by either Sony or Microsoft. Our Senior Tech Correspondent Marty Hess of PixelRated.com joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning to provide thorough reviews of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One and their games. As it turned out, both consoles are perfectly great in terms of gaming, but they both have different functions and their companies are trying to market them differently. Sony has been pushing for a “supreme, omnipotent gamer’s box” feel for their consumers while Microsoft wants the XBox One to be an all-in-one, multi-tasking, everything you can possibly need in your living rooms. Marty also discussed issues and glitches that occurred early on for both consoles.
Reggie ‘The Reel Critic’ Ponder calls in to chat with ‘Morning AMp’ hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams about Hollywood and new releases.
Ponder breaks down the box office returns and takes on Vince Vaughn’s latest experimental foray into our definitions of kinfolk and love in The Delivery Man. They also discuss current movie hits including: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Thor,’ and ‘The Best Man Holiday.’
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!
Comedian Kyle Kinane stops by Vocalo studio’s to chat with ‘Morning AMp’ host Molly Adams and guest host Luis Antonio Perez to discuss his transition from Chicago to the L.A. comedy scene.
Kinane is known for his abrupt and cynical sense of humor. Leading up to last year’s election he was featured on Comedy Central when he was ripping up political advertisements. He is a regular opener for headliners like Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn and this weekend he’s performing at UP Comedy Club.
On tonight’s Reclaimed Soul… a few stars from Sly & the Family Stone’s galaxy, including something from Sly’s short-lived record label, Stone Flower. We’ll hear music from Joe Hicks, Little Sister, Sly Stone, and gritty sixties jazz. Plus we’ll hear a couple of big local radio news stories as they aired back in 1967.
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