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.
“Are you having that kinda day where you need a bottle of wine and don’t feel like leaving the house?” Hell yeah, we are, DrinkFly! In the grand tradition of apps that save you from making a phone call or using your legs, DrinkFly makes that beer run for you. Founder Alex Cullen joined us in studio.
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!
Our Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza joined us by phone to give his live review on Ab-Soul’s third album. It is currently the second hip-hop release this year from Top Dawg Entertainment. Take a listen to what he has to say about it, and this week’s critic for a minute!
“Can we, as a country, agree to stop being outraged by unverified tales of woe from the internet?”
A commenter making a perfect point about this story of a Mississippi family that allegedly fabricated a story about their 3-year-old getting tossed from a KFC for “disturbing customers” with her facial scars from a pitbull attack. The family sticks by their story while the local KFC franchise completes an investigation. But in the fallout, Victoria has had surgery costs donated to her and the Wilchers have called attention to many other children in need on their Facebook page. So… Who loses?
Moneyball AKA LaToya Smith, our senior sport analyst and accounts payable coordinator looks at what the Spurs commanding win of the NBA Finals means for LeBron. Because of course its all about LeBron. We also touched base on the results of the World Cup so far, and its increasing popularity during its season.
Each week our trends expert Tim Barnes tells us what we need to be doing to be cool, and today it’s getting a pet and spending a ridiculous amount of money on it. Or STEALING a pet and re-selling it for profit. Evil!
Fined for leftovers? A restaurant in Japan is making sure that every plate is clean. We talk about Hachikyo’s strict policy of fining patrons who do not finish their meals.
Rubio Water Bottles: No matter what political party you align with, everyone agrees that Marco Rubio’s water sip during his speech after the President’s State of the Union address was kind of strange. Turns out that awkward moment of thirst-quenching has raised over $100,000 for a PAC that supports Rubio. We discuss.
Job from Around the Way:We present the latest job lead in hopes of making the search a bit easier in this tough economy.