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Josh Eisenberg from ObitOfTheDay.com joins The Morning AMp on Fridays to talk about history through the lives of people who have recently passed away.
Today he tells the story of aviation pioneer Lattice Curtis first woman to be certified to fly four engine Bombers during World War II, and Navigator Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk who was the last surviving member of the crew who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

In addition to his thoughts on Sir Michael Rocks official album Banco, Senior Hip-Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza gave us a review of G-Unit’s first release in five years. While he’s a big fan of 50 Cent, he said that Cuffing Season is really the Young Buck show

Actress, comedian, and all-around show woman Fawzia Mirza is performing in “Me, My Mom, and Sharmila” an autobiographical play she wrote about the contradictions and harmonies of growing up queer in an immigrant, Muslim home. The show is produced by Catharsis Productions, so we talked about how a story about complicated identities can help prevent sexual violence, which is part of the Catharsis’ mission.

This summer’s box office has been a bit if a snoozer but that’s because Hollywood is gearing up for next year, where we will see Batman v. Superman, Avengers 2, and plenty of other big bags of popcorn. Reggie Ponder and Matt Fagerholm joined us for our monthly movie round-up, and in addition to giving us some Comic-Con scoops, Matt has the details of the Black Harvest Film Festival and an early Hitchcock festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Reggie has our reviews of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Get On Up” the James Brown biopic.

WBEZ “Chewing the Fat” podcast hosts Monica Eng and Louisa Chu joined Brian & Molly for a fun conversation about gyro meat, camel milk and a taste test of cappuccino flavored potato chips.

 

The Council of Feminist Thought with The Morning AMp hosts, Brian Babylon and Molly Adams, and special guest Sharmili Majmudar discussed Stephen A. Smith’s one-week suspension from ESPN after his remarks suggesting women should make sure they should not provoke attacks. His comments were made following NFL player Ray Rice’s 2-game suspension for punching his wife in an elevator.

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Can mothers have it all? Author Deborah Kahn called The Morning AMp this Feminist Wednesday to talk about finding a work life balance for working mothers. Take a listen to see what data-driven conclusion she came to in her book The Roads Taken: Complex Lives of Employed and At-Home Mothers

“I looked at my life and I was happy with my marriage and my children and socially… but professionally I was not happy with my life. I never felt that even though that I had worked before in professional jobs and had done the PTA and various other things. I never had really used my mind and challenged myself and done something. This is why doing this research, writing this book and finishing it up was so important to me.”

Our celebrity friend and Bulls center Nazr Mohammed dropped in to talk about the work his foundation has done in the past year and talk about the personal business of basketball after a flurry of new signings.

AJ Lubecker likes the nicer things in life. Except he’s a comedian and college student so he has to find little ways to live in luxury. This week, he tells Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about what happened to his funds on a recent rainy day.

Senior Tech Correspondent Marty Hess joins the Morning AMp’s hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon live in the studio.  They discussed the shake-ups at Microsoft, with a new CEO and 18,000 announced layoffs, as well as how the Dota 2 tournament performed on ESPN 2 and the future of video games on TV.