Developing Without Gentrifying? New Plans for Hyde... →
Hyde Park, with a big push from the University of Chicago, is transitioning to a more economically dense neighborhood. But how do you develop an area without wandering into gentrifying it? We gathered a few perspectives to talk this one out. In the first clip, you’ll hear Joanna Trotter of the Metropolitan Planning Council detailing how the U of C and the investors in Harper Court worked...
Dating Deal Breakers: The Creepy Doll Edition |... →
The Illinois Senate recently okayed legislation that would require dating sites to disclose whether they do criminal background checks. The Morning AMp thinks this is a legit idea, but have one problem: you can be creepy without being criminal, and how are they going to check for that? So Brian Babylon tried to set up a deal-breaking scenario for Molly Adams, one that took her into a room full of...
From a campaign speech in Janesville, Wisconsin. rasputin: “We know the candidate Barack Obama what he was like, the anti-war goverment nig—the uh—…”
In Self-Immolations by Tibetans, Signs of New... →
toasterwaffles: “When there is nothing left to burn, you must set yourself on fire.” The Morning AMp will be on WBEZ’s the Afternoon Shift today at 2:40. Tune in to 91.5FM or at wbez.org. We’ll be talking about how the Free Tibet movement could have a social media renaissance and to lighten it up a bit, we’ll be talking about how donuts are the new cupcakes and the new places...
Teaching Reproductive Health and Self-Esteem to... →
Teaching comprehensive sex education in public schools can be a challenge. You’re dealing with students from all sorts of backgrounds and families. Parents will opt out if they don’t think the program reflects their personal values, students will be uncomfortable and shut down if they feel out of place. Ayesha Akhtar saw this need for culturally sensitive health education...
Brian Babylon, Dragonball Z fan. Out and proud.
#teamvocalo: Vocalo on WBEZ (3.24.12) →
Check out the interview Molly & Brian did with Koku Gonza. teamvocalo: What did you miss on episode 6 of Vocalo on WBEZ? SEGMENT A Team Vocalo brought us a conversation with a model by the name of Koku Gonza. She talked to us about why she believes that the National Bridal Market trade show doesn’t represent the diversity of brides to be. +A Throwback…