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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WBEZ reporter Mike Puente checked in with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon with his NWI report. This segment focused on the recent opposition to an immigrant detention center in Hobart, a judicial override to the legislature’s gay marriage ban, and the current status of Chicago’s own little BP oil spill.

WBEZ reporter Monica Eng joined the Morning AMp to talk about her story on the Chicago Public Schools lunch menu ingredients. She updated hosts Brian Babylon and Vivian Mikhail on the situation after she contacted both the distributor and CPS and received little to no information about the ingredients used.

We talk with JW Basilo from Chicago Slam Works about LitMash, a poetry slam without the poetry.

The Morning AMp’s resident film critic, Reggie Ponder, called hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon for his weekly debriefing on the latest box office releases. In this segment, Reggie told us what to expect from the latest ‘Captain America’ film starring Chris Evans, the latest entry in Marvel’s Avengers mega-franchise.

In honor of International Street Harassment Awareness Week, the Council of Feminist Thought focused in on harassment in both male and female situations. Writer Britt Julious and WBEZ executive producer Justin Kaufmann joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon for the conversation. The council looked at different types of harassment; the kind that women are familiar with (intimidating words, gestures, and actions) and the harassment some men are familiar with (stop and frisk).

Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon talked with Gail Stern whose company Catharsis Productions does rape prevention training with colleges, businesses, and the military. Stern stopped in before her upcoming Social Justice Stand Up event to give us some details about the show and her company. She also discussed what makes a joke funny or not, especially when pertaining to sexual assault.

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Sasha Go Hard talks family, Chicago, touring, etc with Lozzamusic. 

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Listener Vince from the South Side of Chicago took advantage of the Morning AMp’s miscellaneous format and called hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon about the recent Citizens United reform bill in Springfield. Vince discussed the joint-resolution between the Illinois Senate and citizens to limit campaign donations to $100 per entry and why he believes this movement is important.

Houston Ballet member Allison Miller called in to host Molly Adams before a set of shows in Chicago. The Houston Ballet, one of the largest ballet theaters in the country, stopped in Chicago to perform their production of “Aladdin” which was originally designed for the National Ballet of Japan. Allison Miller gave us some insight on the life of a professional dancer during a large-scale production.

Senior hip hop correspondant Gabe Mendoza called in to give us his take on the recent Freddie Gibbs and Madlib collaboration, ‘Piñata.’ Hosts Molly Adams and Jeff Steinbrunner got the low-down on the making of the album and Mendoza’s favorite tracks.