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The Chicago South Asian Film Festival kicks off Thursday, September 18 and the AMp invited Deepti D’Cunha, the international film curator and Shalini Trivedi, a festival director, to get the scoop on the best films to catch. Luis Antonio Perez filled in for Brian Babylon today and Molly Adams was glad because Luis is not afraid to indulge a little fawning over a hot dude like Sendhil Ramamurthy.

(Photo is of Roshan Seth and Sendhil Ramamurthy in a still from Brahmin Bulls, screening 6:30 on Saturday, the 20th.)

Trauma Centers: The AMp has discussed how not having a trauma center on the south side affects Chicago residents, but this also affects residents of Northwest Indiana. Two weeks ago a Merrillville police officer died of a gunshot wound possibly because of the travel time to the nearest Level 1 in Oak Lawn. WBEZ reporter Mike Puente tells us how NWI wants and could get their own fully equipped ER.

Chicago South Asian Film Festival: The CSAFF kicks off today and we will be joined by Deepti D’Cunha, the international film curator and Shalini Trivedi, a festival director, to get the scoop on the best films to catch. 

Coya Paz: The doctor is in to figure out whether the sun will set on the British Empire today as Scotland votes for independence and whether it’s GOOD or BAD that Humboldt Park has become a destination neighborhood in Chicago.

WBEZ’s Yolanda Perdomo brings us a couple of stories around the impending legalization of marijuana for medical use. One story is about a local parent who wants medical marijuana to help her child cope with epilepsy. The other story is about the potential fraud that Yolanda discovered in the burgeoning medical marijuana industry.

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

EXPO CHICAGO President and Director Tony Karman joins the AMp in the studio to talk about the contemporary art exhibit at Navy Pier this weekend.

EXPO CHICAGO draws upon the city’s rich history as a vibrant destination for arts and culture, helping to define the contemporary art community in Chicago while inspiring the city’s collector base.

Sept. 18 – 21, 2014
Navy Pier

Cassandra Gaddo, Managing Director of the Step Up Women’s Network, joins Molly and Brian to discuss the very un-feminist few weeks the NFL has been having.

"Chewing The Fat" podcast hosts Monica Eng and Louisa Chu join Molly and Brian for a heated discussion on raw milk. Believe it or not people have very strong opinions on the consumption of raw milk and the Morning AMp helped capture it on live radio.

Update: a previous version of this post only included Monica’s report. The full segment is now posted.

Curtis Shaw Flagg joins the AMp to talk about trends on social media and inadvertently began a huge conversation about Adrian Peterson and corporal punishment.

Peterson has been indicted in Texas for the physical abuse of his 4 year-old child with a ‘switch’. News outlets have reported that Peterson has admitted he was excessive, but was disciplining his child the same way he was disciplined. Photos of the child’s purported injuries were released over the weekend showing welts and broken skin on the child’s legs.

Jill Salzman host of podcast “Breaking Down Your Business” She’s also the founder of and organizes a collection of offline meetups for mom entrepreneurs.

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, 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 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.