Should MSNBC’s Martin Bashirhave resigned yesterday over these remarks about Sarah Palin? This is the debate that the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams had this morning on Peace Prize Thursday. The shorthand in a lot of headlines make it seem like it was an offhand comment, but its actually a slow burn of an educational lesson about the horrors of slavery. Molly argued that while it might be a smarter put-down than it first seems, female politicians often get the grossest vitriol and Bashir has a poor track record when it comes to respecting women.
"Atheism is a much as any other religious philosophy, it is a philosophy that there is no religion. So i do think people have as much of a right or passionate desire to say ‘You guys have it wrong.’" Coya Paz
Resident defender of justice, Dr. Coya Paz, joins hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss the rise of Atheist visibility around the holidays, language bans in a country with no official language, and who we deem to be “fit” parents.
Writer Britt Julious drops in to talk about whether white men can be discriminated against as a class, what makes a “fit” parent, and what exactly it mean when scientific studies say men and women are “wired differently.”
A number of Chicago workers and supporters joined in on the planned national protests against Walmart on Black Friday this year to demand higher wages from the mega chain. The South Side’s Lois Lane and WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning in studio to share details of local action, her thoughts and her findings. If you want more information on this story, check out her article on WBEZ.
For the single guy and gal in 2013, what role does gender play in dating? Does it matter who pays? Does it matter who gives who a ride? Does it matter who asks questions? And if none of it matters, does Brian Babylon want his country back? Emily HeistMoss, proprietor of Rosie Says, joined Brian and AMp co-host Molly Adams this morning as she shared her reflections on being a single, straight, feminist gal just trying to find a guy who respects her boundaries.
It’s a comedy club on the AMp today! Currently a host for The Real, Loni Love established herself as a national name starting with her appearance on Star Search back in 2003 when she was the runner-up in the competition. She has made several notable television appearances since and joined us to laugh our way into the weekend.
Last Saturday, November 16th, activist NichoDavid embarked on an over 700-mile bike trip from Chicago to Atlanta with one goal: to raise awareness for youth violence, critical thinking, and obesity. Reporter Renata Sago spoke to him before his trip and joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning to share his story.
Cassandra Gaddo of the Step Up Women’s Network and blogger and women in science advocate Veronica Arreola join ‘Morning AMp’ hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to talk about public marriage proposals, and the various forms of feminism.
Recently, a Today Show proposal was made fun of on a number of feminist blogs: the woman thought she was there to talk about her non-profit, Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, and instead got proposed to by her boyfriend. But her reaction to the reaction, the she was fine with what went down, shows we know nothing about people and their relationships!
They braved the elements to pull out a win on Sunday night. LaToya Smith, Senior Accounts Payable Coordinator for Chicago Public Media, joined the AMp’s Molly Adams and guest co-host Intern Tim Barnes and served up our NFL breakdown with some NBA and Fantasy sprinkles. Although the Bears were losing in the first quarter of the game, it seemed like they needed that massive storm break to rejuvenate and turn the game around which led to their win. The Chicago Bulls have also improved, with Derrick Rose taking more risks and the team finally meshing together, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel for our beloved team.
Editor of the book online book review, Bookslut, Charles Blackstone stop in to talk about his second novel Vintage Attraction. A fairly light-hearted interpretation of his unconventional marriage to his wife, the sommelier and restauranteur Alpana Singh, Blackstone’s novel was ripped up by local critics, while other audiences have given it a favorable review. Hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon found out how to keep our skin thick when sharing our work and definitely learn a little about wine.
In the US, the only country to sentence minors to life without parole, over 2500 inmates are serving that time. Documentary filmmaker Tirtza Even screens her experimental film Natural Life tonight at the Gene Siskel Center and joins us to talk about the effectiveness of juvenile imprisonment and its effects on the incarcerated, officials, and the law.
"To read the critique of Time magazine, it’s kindof crazy, it’s sort of […] boldly exposing the sexism of the industry, I’m not even going to say it’s sexism, I’m just going to say it’s myopia, we all operate out of our own contexts and our own up-bringing —we have blinders. We don’t see everything. We see ourselves. So there’s that, these dudes in their white coats and top hats are just being themselves […] The real question is why aren’t there women on these [best chef] lists." - Alison Cuddy
Storytelling is all too familiar here at Vocalo, and we’re always on the search for events where people are able to freely express themselves over an open mic. One storytelling event by Stoop-Style Stories will start taking place every last Thursday of the month at Rosa’s Lounge in Humboldt Park and will feature poets, emcees, musicians, and artists as they share their personal narratives in front of a live audience. Stoop Style’s founder and host Lily Be joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and guest co host Tim Barnes this morning to discuss why we should attend and continue art the story telling.