A recent survey from the Public Religion Research Institute showed that most white Americans have on average one Black friend. Does this effect how we relate to each other? Is there blame to assign or share? The Council of Feminist Thought weighs in. Article -http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/25/three-quarters-of-whites-dont-have-any-non-white-friends/
The Morning AMp talks with Nicole Lamireaux executive director of the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics, and the role they play in providing care that isn’t covered (for both practical and political reasons) by the Affordable Care Act.
The rise and fall of certain grocery chains can tell us a lot about Chicago and its people. We are joined by WBEZ reporters Monica Eng and Natalie Moore who detail grocery store openings and closings as a way of tracing Chicago’s growth and gentrification.
Marty Hess joins Molly and Brian to round up this week’s tech news, from the Uber v. Lyft rideshare wars to Amazon’s acquisition of video game platform and community Twitch. He sneaks in quick a Diablo III review in there too.
Beyoncé delivered and electrifying performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Lori called the AMp to share her thoughts about whether Beyoncé is or is not a champion of Feminism. Later, caller “D.V.S” from South Shore shared a full-throated critique saying, from his perspective, Beyoncé is not a feminist. D.V.S. says he associated feminism with the likes of Angela Davis and Assata Shakur.
Diane Davis and Greg Stuhr talk with Brian and Molly about the play “The Qualms” from the writer of Clybourne Park (2010) Bruce Norris. “The Qualms” is playing at the Steppenwolf Theater through August 2014.
The Morning AMp discusses the film “Little White Lie” about an African-American girl raised as a middle-class Jewish girl with dark skin. Emily who also saw the film called with a defferent perspective.
Film synopnsis: Until she was eighteen, filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up as a white middle-class Jewish girl whose darker skin and black hair were attributed by her parents to a mysterious olive-skinned Sicilian ancestor. In time, she uncovers the lie that haunted their marriage and made her the secret that was hiding in plain sight. Embracing her African American heritage, Schwartz begins the journey to reconcile her past and her present.
The rapper, activist, and educator, FM Supreme joined Molly and Brian in the studio right as the phone lines were blowing up. Various different views on the protests in Ferguson, MO are shared. The question, “What’s the end game?” is proposed.
New Council of Feminist Thought guests Elizabeth Gomez and Emily Keck joined Molly Adamsand 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!
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.
Morning AMp Intern AJ Lubecker has problem managing his money so he shares his tales of woe (and wins!) with us so we can learn from him. This week he’s back with a very regretful iPhone case purchase, which has Molly Adams and Brian Babylon shaking their heads. Molly attempts to lift AJ’s spirit by sharing a great purchase she made.