Parenting and Entrepreneurship: Starting businesses doesn’t have to stop when you start a family. We’ll get advice from Jill Salzman host of the podcast Breaking Down Your Business and founder of FoundingMoms.com, a network of small business owners who also have to juggle a family.
Council of Feminist Thought: We are joined by Cassandra Gaddo of the Step Up Women’s Network to talk about the most UN-Feminist Wednesday week in the NFL’s history, an ever elusive paycheck fairness law, and dress codes for teenagers,
Medical Marijuana: Medical marijuana should be available in Illinois within the next year and our colleagues at WBEZ are covering the many issues the new policies could raise. Yolanda Perdomo shares one story about a family looking to treat an epileptic child with cannibidiols and another about a new opportunity for medical fraud.
Chewing the Fat: Unpasteurized milk is a delicacy, contraband, and a part of some people’s daily diet. Monica Eng and Louisa Chu chat with us about raw milk recipes and regulation.
Nicky Hilton: Hilton hotel heiress and author of the new book 365 Style, Nicky Hilton talks with 1833.fm editor Zach Swezy about New York Fashion Week, what a crazy party is like when you’re crazy rich, and whether pencil skirts and health goth are in or out.
Living Large: AJ Lubecker shares his personal spending woes and we all try to get better at buying dumb things at stupid prices.
Reggie Ponder is everyone’s favorite movie critic, but he couldn’t start talking about movies until he shared his “Critic For a Minute” on domestic violence. Reggie gives a heated response to those who say they’re ‘tired’ of hearing about domestic violence in the wake of the Ray Rice NFL scandal.
World Champion Judah Friedlander is best known as Frank Rossitano on ‘30 Rock’ and his role as Toby Radloff in the film ‘American Splendor’ Arriving in a denim jacket and his signature trucker hat Judah joined Brian and Molly to talk about his stand-up and acting career.
Wendy Davis is best known for speaking on the floor of the Texas state senate for nearly thirteen hours to run out the clock on a sweeping bill that aimed to close all but five women’s health clinics providing access to abortion and lifesaving healthcare in Texas. Tens of thousands watched the event unfold live online.
Sen. Davis joined the AMp to talk about that long day, her current campaign for Texas Governor, and her memoir “Forgetting to Be Afraid”
WBEZ Reporter Alex ’ Chief’ Keefe talks about his series “The Dark Arts of Politics” where he learns about the underground world of political professionals whose job it is to dig up dirt on their rivals. Al and the Morning AMp also discuss some quirky ads from candidates Bruce Rauner and Pat Quinn.
Free Street Youth Theatre revives their acclaimed show “DOPE” about the complicated perceptions, realities, and politics surrounding Marijuana. Youth players Patches Blanton, Elijah Ruiz, and Frances Hererra Lynn join the Morning AMp to talk about the show and deliver their performances from the show Live.
Carrefour Collaborative founder Paul Karner and Hip Hop artist Fluffy are working together to build support for artists in Haiti.
Carrefour Collaborative which provides artistic grants for artists in Haiti. They also provide exchange opportunities for Chicago artists to work with artists in Haiti, Fluffy and Psalm One participated in the most recent exchange.
Carrefour Collective is hosting a free show and fundraiser featuring PSALM 1, Who Is Fluffy?, comedian Adam Burke and others on September 13, 2014 at Cole’s Bar 2338 N. Milwaukee Ave. at 8:00 PM
Politics: Oppo researchers are a low-profile group of men and women whose job it is to dig up dirt on the other guy running for office—and on their own clients. WBEZ reporter Alex Keefe talks to those in this line of work about tactics, scruples, and success.
Haiti: The Carrefour Collaborative provides artistic grants for working artists in Haiti and exchange opportunities for Chicago artists and professionals to travel and collaborate with their peers in Haiti. We talk with Carefour’s founder Paul Karner and musician Who is Fluffy ahead of their benefit show at Cole’s in Logan Square Saturday night.
DOPE: As it has swung between legal and illegal, marijuana has picked up quite the reputation in our culture. The Free Street Theater youth ensemble is reprising their show DOPE this month and will share with us a couple of the 420 stories they tell about weed and how it affects their lives, from friends to family to school to prison.
Coya Paz: The good doctor, who is also artistic director at Free Street and the director of DOPE, joins the cast to talk about new city policies around curfew and cigarettes that will affect young people’s lives.
Veronica Arreola and Emily Heist Moss join the Feminist Council to discuss ideas around traditional family structures (did they ever exist?), media sensationalizing stories of young European women fighting alongside ISIS, and how women’s colleges are handling gender identity. Brian and Molly also touch on the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer.
WBEZ’s Susie An joins Molly and Brian in the studio to talk about her story on the marijuana business. Illinois began accepting applications for marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries this week. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)