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A University of Colorado study found that when women and non-white executives who pushed to have other minorities promoted suffered as a result in their performance reviews. While their white male executive counterparts were praised for promoting diversity if they pushed for promotions for women or minority candidates.

Cassandra Gaddo joins the Vocalo Council on Feminist Thought with Susie An and Brian Babylon to talk about the double standard.

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Every Friday, we take phone calls from listeners to let them rant and critique on the happenings of their work week. But during this particular Critic for a Minute Friday, we had caller Maxine from Lakeview tell us about a community project her children created. For her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah celebration, rather than a huge blow -out party, her daughter wanted to team up with a Bronzeville church to build a playground for local children. They are now in the process of fundraising and are looking for the community to help. If you would like to read more about this project and would like to contribute, you can visit their website.

It was a day at the races today on The Morning AMp. The Chicagoist’s Editor-in-Chief Chuck Sudo joined hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to offer analysis on the race after Toni Preckwinkle dropped out and Karen Lewis formed an exploratory committee. Does anyone stand a chance at taking down the Rahminator?

“When the mayor was talking about the shootings last weekend and how frustrated he was [by them] and started asking ‘where’s the community?’ He should know where the community is… He’s in these neighborhoods and people who live in them are getting a sense of what are you doing besides photo ops, besides media ops, besides trying to assuage people on the Northside that violence is being curbed.” -Chuck Sudo

Morning AMp intern and comedian AJ Lubecker joins Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in the studio to tell stories about going big and going broke on purchases he doesn’t really need. Today he shares a story about having some problems buying socks for the first time on his own. Brian and Molly do their best to offer AJ some shopping advice.

Jessica Disu is a humanitarian rap artist, educator, youth advocate, mentor, and co-founder of The Peace Exchange: Chicago - Asia. In addition to her impressive resume, she serves on the Brain Trust for Chicago Ideas week. She joined the AMp’s Brian Babylon and Molly Adams as she shared her perspective on this year’s violent 4th of July weekend, her vision in creating the the Peace Exchange program, and her program’s urban planning heal the neighborhoods of Chicago.

For three years running the Kiss Kiss Cabaret has featured burlesque, comedy, jugglers, musicians, magicians, and talents you can’t imagine. Producers Jenn Kincaid and Chris Biddle preview this season’s show and tell us about the new theater in Uptown they are moving to.

Chicago Aldermen are suggesting that the city raise it’s minimum wage to $13/hr by 2018. Of course they won’t vote on the measure until after the November elections and state lawmakers work on the issue. How do you think this wage increase will effect workers, small business owners, and the city’s economy? The AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams discuss.

“Are you having that kinda day where you need a bottle of wine and don’t feel like leaving the house?” Hell yeah, we are, DrinkFly! In the grand tradition of apps that save you from making a phone call or using your legs, DrinkFly makes that beer run for you. Founder Alex Cullen joined us in studio.

Morning AMp’s new summer intern and comedian AJ Lubecker joins Brian Babylon and Molly Adams in the studio to tell stories about going big and going broke on purchases he doesn’t really need. Today we dissected the dilemma of a healthy but more expensive lunch.

MorningAMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams were joined by members of the Bruised Orange Theater Company who performed selections from “I Saw You” - their weekly show at Town Hall Pub that dramatizes missed connection ads from across the city.