Shaun T is the creator of the popular fitness program the “Insanity Workout” He is in town hosing the Men’s Health Urbanathalon Chicago where participants run a 5 or 12 mile course riddled with obstacles. More information at http://www.menshealthurbanathlon.com/
Comedian Rory Scovel is recognized as one of the most dynamic comedians today. He has performed on Conan, Late Night, and the Late Late Show. He was in town for 4 shows at Up Comedy Club this weekend. His latest Album “Dilation” is available on iTunes. More information on this weekends shows at: http://upcomedyclub.com/show.cfm?id=343371&cart
Dr. Coya Paz joins the Morning AMp for Peace Prize Thursday. They discuss voter sentiment for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in light of the exit of his most high profile challenger Chicago Teachers Union Presisdent Karen Lewis. Brian Babylon is in stuido, Adrienne Brandyburg co-hosts.
"Apna Ghar" means "Our Home" October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Morning AMp talked with Sangeetha Ravichandran and Neha Gill of Apna Ghar, an orgnanization that works to end the cycle of domestic violence. http://www.apnaghar.org/
What’s Your Damage?: The AMp pulls together two seemingly disparate stories, the death threats associated with #GamerGate and the resistance to marriage equality in conservative circles, and looks at the ways people fight a losing ideological battle and why desperate times call for desperate measures.
Milk: Monica Eng reports on the USDA’s decision to only provide skim or 1% milk as part of WIC, the food program focused on mothers and children. This follows the same change in the National School Lunch program last year. Eng asks whether a low-fat diet is the best solution to combatting childhood obesity.
Council of Feminist Thought: The inimitable Mikki Kendall is here to ask why the h-e-double hockey sticks upskirt photos are an expression of free speech, why we are sooooo freaked out by Ebola, , and why tech companies would offer to freeze eggs to facilitate family care when they could maybe provide on-site daycare?
Curtis Shaw Flagg joins the AMp to talk about the news through a social media lens. Today they discuss Facebooks apology to lgbTQ performers for making them change their stage names, social media censorship amid protests in Hong Kong, and the teacher who quit her job to make money making online videos.
Chicago Architecture: This weekend the CHicago Architecture Foundation activates Open House Chicago, where people are invited into usually off-limits buildings thourghout the cities neighborhoods. Garrett Karp, program manager of OHC, joins us to share some highlights, especially for those who think buildings are boring.
Week in Social Media: Curtis Shaw Flagg gives us an update on social media business, trends, and hoaxes, from the corporate reaction to #OccupyHongKong to Facebook’s “real name” policy faux pas.
Moneyball: All right all right, the Bears pulled out a W yesterday! Now tied up at 3-3, LaToya Smith takes on teh haterz and tells us that yes, we are only in Week 6.
Don’t forget: Vocalo.org/donate is a crucial website to visit and take action at today! All donors receive two tickets to our Halloween party, generous donors get t-shirts and pint glasses as well. Go now! VOCALO.ORG/DONATE
Mexico: Mexico has the second largest economy in Latin America, a rich cultural heritage, and is truly the US’s more interesting and volatile neighbor: Since 2008, estimates have put the numbers of people murdered or disappeared in relation to Mexico’s drug wars at over 100,000. Alfredo Corchado, Mexico correspondent for the Dallas Morning News and author of Midnight in Mexico, joins us to talk about his years of experience (and death threats) reporting from there.
Coya Paz: The doctor is in to helps us figure out whether great apes should have the same rights as humans and just how important it is to know your neighbors—so you don’t call the police on them and have them killed.