Morning AMp (Weekdays 8-10AM CST)

The Vocalo Morning Amp is a call-in talk show hosted by Brian Babylon and Molly Adams. Want some funny, smart, and engaging talk? Tune in Monday through Friday in Chi-town & NWI. Listen on 89.5 FM (NWI/CHI), 90.7 FM (CHI) or WLUW 88.7 (CHI). Across the globe at Vocalo.org

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Reggie Ponder sits down with Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to discuss the still monumental box office hit, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Also, they chime about depictions of race in religious films and what different narratives are used. The finish off with discussing the new release of the film Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp.

Gabe Mendoza looks at the 20th anniversary re-release of Illmatic, Nas’s debut album and a giant record of hip-hop. Is the XX edition going to introduce a new generation to nasty Nas?

Every week interns Zach Swezy and Tanna Solberg have a musical showdown, sharing new tracks that we then get to judge up. It’s a very serious, strictly monitored competition. Very legit.

On Sunday pot smokers will gather across the US to mark what has become a hallowed date in their calendar - 4/20, or 20 April - by smoking marijuana, possibly at 4:20pm.

Face/Off: Every week interns Zach Swezy and Tanna Solberg have a musical showdown, sharing new tracks that we then get to judge up. It’s a very serious, strictly monitored competition. Very legit.

Hip-Hop: Gabe Mendoza looks at the  20th anniversary re-release of Illmatic, Nas’s debut album and a giant record of hip-hop. Is the XX edition going to introduce a new generation to him?

Film: Reggie Ponder the Reel Critic jumps into the box office and the new releases in theaters this weekend.

Hour Three: We get into the news we missed this week and round up the voicemails and social media comments we got.

We continue our conversation about everyday violence faced by women and girls when we are going by Sangheetha Ravichandran and Larrinita Starks, a staff member and youth leader with A Long Walk Home. ALWH uses art therapy and visual and performing arts to help girls heal from violence and to seek ends to it.

The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams (along with a few callers) kicked off the show with some real table talk! Stephen Colbert satirizes white liberalism by saying he “can’t be racist because I don’t see color.” But psychologists say colorblindness has similar effects to racist beliefs: it keeps the “colorblind” person from recognizing and more importantly, valuing, individual difference.

When you’re at the bottom of every statistic when it comes to income, education, and health, plus you have a felony conviction, where do you find hope? Reporter Monica Potts joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams by phone to share details about her story for American Prospect about a community center in West Baltimore that provides tough love job training and the people it connects with and the people whom it still fails.

Surviving the Drug War: When you’re at the bottom of every statistic when it comes to income, education, and health, plus you havea  felony conviction, where do you find hope? Reporter Monica Potts tells us about her story for American Prospect about a community center in West Baltimore that provides tough love job training and the people it connects with and the people it still fails.

Coya Paz: The doctor is in and we will decide once and for all if assaulting someone because they are wearing a Google Glass constitutes as a hate crime. We are also gonna figure out how to make higher education less white.

A Long Walk Home: We continue our conversation about everyday violence faced by women and girls when we are going by Sangheetha Ravichandran and Larrinita Starks, a staff member and youth leader with A Long Walk Home. ALWH uses art therapy and visual and performing arts to help girls heal from violence and to seek ends to it.

Council of Feminist Thought: we are joined by dynamic duo, Dick Dastardly and Mutt— we mean, Mikki Kendall and Jamie Golden, are here to talk about acting like a white man online, the way prostitution laws can be used to profile vulnerable people, and how totally wacky it is that TV comedies featuring female losers have found success.