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07 / 10 / 14
CPS Now Expands their Free Lunch Program
06 / 19 / 14
The Reality of Juvenile Recidivism

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Almost nine out of every 10 kids who spend time in Illinois youth prisons end up going back to prison within three years of their release. Now a program in Cook County that aims to keep kids free by taking a more holistic approach is going statewide, but Patrick Smith of WBEZ reports on how it is not always successful. Patrick joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss his findings.

Listen to Patrick’s stories here

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06 / 12 / 14
#WorldCup2014: How Major #International Sporting Events Spark Conversations on #Urban Homeless
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With the World Cup Fever kicking up, and the Olympics not too far from view, we are once again reminded of impoverished communities that exist in urban populations that host major international events. The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by the good doctor Coya Paz to discus the stigma behind the homeless internationally and locally. Take a listen!

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05 / 22 / 14
Should Juvenile Delinquents be Incarcerated? No, Mariam Kaba Thinks Not

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This week is the second annual National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth, this year coinciding with Malcolm X’s birthday. We talk with lead Chicago adult organizer, Mariame Kaba, a longtime prison abolitionist activist, about the importance of involving young people in political issues and why she believes youth incarceration rates should be at 0% regardless of crimes committed.

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05 / 22 / 14
Anaylzing the Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates Case for Reparations
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What I’m talking about is a national reckoning that would lead to spiritual renewal. Reparations would mean the end of scarfing hot dogs on the Fourth of July while denying the facts of our heritage. Reparations would mean the end of yelling ‘patriotism’ while waving a Confederate flag. Reparations would mean a revolution of the American consciousness, a reconciling of our self-image as the great democratizer with the facts of our history.”
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic

The AMp’s Molly Adams was joined by the good doctor, Coya Paz as they discussed Coates’ call for reparations. Except that he was not arguing for monetary reparations, but more spiritual and educational ones. Our phone lines were blown up by callers who wanted to express their own personal perspectives on reparations, history, and how they affect the present, or lack thereof. Take a listen!

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05 / 08 / 14
Can a War on Christianity Exist in a Christian-Majority Country?
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After a Supreme Court decision this week to specifically uphold Christian prayer before a town council meeting in upstate New York we ask if there has ever been a “war on Christianity” as some lawmakers and commentators would have you believe. The good doctor Coya Paz joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams as they dissected into the topic with quite a few callers who chimed in their perspectives.

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05 / 01 / 14
May Day, May Day! Why People are Protesting International Worker's Day Around the Globe
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Happy First day of May! May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, is a celebration of the international labor movement which has become a day of protests by people who commemorate the 1886 Chicago Haymarket riots and call out the flaws of global capitalism. The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams discuss the history behind the movement, current global labor issues and the differences (or similarities) between Labor Day and May Day.

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04 / 24 / 14
Hip-Hop and Social Innovation: From Lake Michigan to South Africa
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Lake Michigan to the world! South African hip-hop artist Mhligo has been using hip-hop and performance in his home township of Umlazi outside of Durban to organize young people around social issues that effect them. He joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams along with David Flynn, founder of From the Roots a non-profit that does similar work, where Mhligo is a fellow, to invite us to a productive party on Saturday.

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04 / 24 / 14
Dr. Coya Paz Discusses Affirmative Action with The AMp

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For years people have called for the end of preferential treatment based on race in college admissions, however a new Supreme Court ruling on Affirmative Action is leaving the system in place, for now. Listen to Dr. Coya Paz, Molly Adams, and Brian Babylon discuss the implications of white privilege, affirmative action, and class on American education.

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04 / 23 / 14
Renaissance Woman Esther Armah Joins the Morning AMp to Talk Saviour? and More

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We were joined by the fabulous Esther Armah, journalist, talk show host, and playwright to talk about her most recent work ‘Saviour?’, a play about race, privilege, and entitlement. It is showing at the Eta Creative Art Foundation right now. We also talked about representation of women of color in the media.

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04 / 17 / 14
Monica Potts: Is There Hope for the Survivors of the Drug Wars?
04 / 03 / 14
Safe Passage and Other Social Programs Discussed with Dr. Coya Paz

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"I would argue that the system is working as it is intended to work, does it serve communities that we all care about? No, but is it "working"? Sure. […]Some people can work any system, but if a system is set up so that a significant portion of people will not succeed in it, then those people will not succeed in it, and then we’re talking about exceptional-ism, which is so American." - Dr. Coya Paz on The Morning AMp.

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03 / 31 / 14
Catharsis Productions' Gail Stern on The Morning AMp

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Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon talked with Gail Stern whose company Catharsis Productions does rape prevention training with colleges, businesses, and the military. Stern stopped in before her upcoming Social Justice Stand Up event to give us some details about the show and her company. She also discussed what makes a joke funny or not, especially when pertaining to sexual assault.

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03 / 28 / 14
Should Michael Vick be Forgiven?

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When NFL quarterback Michael Vick signed to the NY Jets last week, some animal right advocates and fans reignited the conversation about whether Vick, convicted of felony animal abuse charges in 2007, should ever be forgiven. Is dogfighting a particularly egregious crime or does this attitude align with the way our society generally feels about ex-offenders? The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with Cynthia Bathurst of Safe Humane about what kind of dogfighting is happening in the region and how her group makes connections between hurt dogs and hurt people.

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03 / 06 / 14
Why Sex Offenders May Not Be at Fault for their Registration Gap
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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 and Molly Adams as he explained how the gap is costing money and time.

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