08 / 20 / 14
Women in men's sports: The AMp talks Mo'ne Davis
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New Council of Feminist Thought guests Elizabeth Gomez and Emily Keck joined Molly Adams and Brian Babylon on the council today, and the topic turned to Little League World Series phenom Mo’ne Davis and challenges women face playing male dominated sports. Davis, a 13 year old who throws 70 miles per hour, is the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. Take a listen!

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08 / 19 / 14
Student debt: an impending crisis?
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morningamp:

Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon had a roundtable discussion with intern Tony Buitrago and his sister Katie Buitrago about the growing student debt crisis in America, which has quadrupled in the last ten years to over 1.2 trillion dollars. Katie happens to be the Sr. Policy and Communications Associate at the Woodstock Institute, a nonprofit organization that advocates action against unethical practices of for-profit colleges when it comes to student loans. Tony dove into the issue to find out how student debt affects students, how it affects the economy and what’s being done to solve the issue. Take a listen.

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08 / 18 / 14
How to report police misconduct

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We Charge Genocide’s and Black Youth Project’s Jasson Perez joined Morning Amp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to talk about police brutality and how to properly document and report instances of police misconduct. We Charge Genocide is hosting a training session and recording and reporting police misconduct on August 21st at Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and police brutality can be reported at https://reportencounter.wechargegenocide.org/

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08 / 15 / 14
The Chicago Westside Music Festival is here on Saturday

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Co-producer of The Chicago Westside Music Festival Michelle Geddes called in The Morning Amp to talk about the festival with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon. It covers everything from R&B to soul and Hip Hop. The festival’s happening tomorrow from noon to 8 pm in Garfield Park and features artists including 112, Kenya Simone and Brownstone.

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08 / 15 / 14
Reel talk: the most successful August in box office history?

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Reggie Ponder didn’t hold back on telling Brian Babylon that Reggie was right about Mutant Ninja Turtles winning the box office last weekend. Hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams talked with Reggie about the box office hits last weekend, the killer lineup at the Black Harvest Film Festival and how August is finally making up for the awful first two months of the summer. There’s even talk of the movie industry grossing over a billion dollars this month, which would make it the most successful August ever for the box office.

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08 / 15 / 14
Critic for a minute: Big Brother edition

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We had a caller from North Carolina, where Brian Babylon’s family resides, give a critic for a minute about an older brother who never calls her. The guy sounds like has quite a bit in common with Brian, and things get just a little bit awkward. Take a listen!

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08 / 15 / 14
What's in my Headphones? Gabe Mendoza talks Dilated Peoples

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Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza came off firing on all cylinders today, starting with a critique of the media coverage of what’s going on in Ferguson and moving on to talk about west-coast, 90s hip hop group Dilated People’s first album in 8 years. Take a Listen!

“It’s one of those things where, when you pick it, it feels like you didn’t really miss anything in between those 8 years because they pick up right where they left off… that’s a good thing, but also on the flipside there’s really no expansion of the sound and they aren’t challenging their listenership.”

-Gabe Mendoza

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08 / 13 / 14
Ironic Misandry: tearing down stereotypes one man tear at a time

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Writer Mikki Kendall and comedienne/burlesque performer Tamale Sepp joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon for the Council of Feminist Thought this week. In the first half of the council, we covered a feminist sci-fi festival taking place in Wisconsin. We also covered a new trend of ironic misandry, the idea of acting out the most extreme stereotype of feminists to show how ludicrous it is. Take a listen!

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08 / 11 / 14
Urbanologist Max Grinell discusses the origins of the Chicago Seal

morningamp:

A haiku by Max Grinell:
Baby in the air
Below Chicago bustles
Why not?
A hot dog

The Morning AMp’s senior urbanologist correspondent, Max Grinell, joined Brian Babylon and Molly Adams for a little Chi-Town history lesson. Grinell explained why the Chicago City Seal consists of a baby in a shell floating above a tall ship, wheat stalks, and an anonymous Native American! Take a listen!

Photo courtesy of Max Grinell.

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08 / 11 / 14
Sandra Castro Carrera discusses the fifth-annual Festival Cubano in Riis Park

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This weekend sees the fifth-annual Festival Cubano in Riis Park, in Chicago bringing together salsa, sonero, jazz, Afro-Cubano, and songo music traditions from across the Caribbean. Festival co-founder Sandra Castro Carrera joined The Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in studio to talk about Cuban culture in the Midwest and what kinds of fun things will be at the festival this year!

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08 / 11 / 14
Mother Jones senior editor, Dave Gilson, discusses the "NRA Murder Mystery" he uncovered
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Mother Jones senior editor, Dave Gilson, joined the Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss a story he published last month about the life of Roert Dowlut, general consul for the the NRA. Dowlut was convicted of murder in South Bend, IN in 1964 but was released 6 years later after an appeal and Supreme Court decisions had his case overturned due to police missteps including denying him the right to see a lawyer. Gilson tells us the tale and about the fallout from his reporting. Take a listen!

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08 / 08 / 14
What's in my Headphones? Gabe Mendoza reviews Cromega

morningamp:

This week, The Morning AMp’s Sr. Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza reviewed Cormega’s newest album Mega Philosophy, the veteran Chicago rapper’s 8th album and his follow up to Raw Forever. He also talked with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about Lil’ Kim’s Nicki Minaj diss track and whether or not the music industry sets an “expiration date” for women in hip hop.

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08 / 08 / 14
Changing TV: Diversity in New Shows

morningamp:

Brian Babylon got his critiquing on this Friday with his reviews of a few new TV shows like Halle Berry’s Extant that he says have turned television around. Needless to say, the phone lines blew up. Watch out for spoiler alerts, Walking Dead fans.

“[It was] all white casts doing horrible white shows, and for some strange reason they stopped that, mixed up the class and started doing comedy shows.” -Brian

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08 / 06 / 14
The Council of Feminist Thought Talks Music Fests and Oscar Winners

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Writer and fashionista Britt Julious joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon for the Council of Feminist Thought. The topics ranged from women being under-represented at music festivals, security abuses at festivals to Oscar winning actress Octavia Spencer’s struggles finding roles and her newest TV show. Take a listen.


“Life is exactly the same. Life is the same. I have to lead a very small life in terms of what people think ‘Hollywood’ is… The roles I’m being offered in film are too small to sink your teeth into, and I thought it was time to be able to live with a character at inception and travel with her to fruition, and allow myself to evolve as an actress.”


-Octavia Spencer from her interview with The Daily Beast

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08 / 06 / 14
Jamie Masada, founder of The Laugh Factory, shares stories about Richard Pryor

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Jamie Masada, the founder of The Laugh Factory in Chicago and Los Angeles, joined The Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon and discussed how he started his famous comedy club when he was only 16 years old. Masada also shared some of his fondest memories of the late Richard Pryor.

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