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
‘Morning Amp’ hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon are joined by the dynamic duo of Mikki Kendall and Jamie Nesbitt Golden to talk about Jamie’s viral hashtag #feministselfies. They tackle every aspect of the selfie phenomenon, down to the nature of why so many feel the need to post them.
For the single guy and gal in 2013, what role does gender play in dating? Does it matter who pays? Does it matter who gives who a ride? Does it matter who asks questions? And if none of it matters, does Brian Babylon want his country back? Emily HeistMoss, proprietor of Rosie Says, joined Brian and AMp co-host Molly Adams this morning as she shared her reflections on being a single, straight, feminist gal just trying to find a guy who respects her boundaries.
What happened in Maryville? A case with echoes of Steubenville (drunk young victim, popular jock perpetrators, whole small town gets involved) has reignited a lot of passions as the case was closed and charges dismissed against the alleged rapists. Now the Lt. Gov. of Missouri is calling for the state’s Attorney General to re-open the case. The Council of Feminist Thought, which consisted of the AMp’s Molly Adams, guest co-host Ernest Wilkins, regular panelists Audra Wilson from Practically Speaking and Cassandra Gaddo from the Step Up Women’s Network discussed the story.
This weekend the Critical Ethnic Studies Association gathers for their conference, Decolonizing Future Intellectual Legacies and Activist Practices. Whoa, very grad school. But Mariame Kaba, member of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association Working Group and founder of Chicago pro-peace group Project NIA, joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams this morning, as she broke down what that means and why the future of Feminism will be found in intersectional practices.
The AMp’s Molly Adams and Bryan Babylon join forces with Cassandra Gaddo from the Step Up Women’s Network to form the Council of Feminist Thought. The council, along with Vocalo listeners and callers, discussed the “Stop Asking Women To Smile” campaign by delving into first hand accounts and observations with the help of Brian’s male-input and perspective.
Sorry Mario Bros! by The Wild Eternal is “a free 2D platformer which gives Princess Toadstool the ability to jump, and thereby free herself from King Koopa’s castle. The game spans three of Super Mario Bros’ original levels, this time from right to left, as the Princess jumps, stomps, floats, and warps her way from the dark castle dungeon up to the bright and wonderful Mushroom Kingdom.”
"First of all, all butts are amazing…" -Brian Babylon
ArtistNickolay Lamm caused a stir this week by creating a Barbie doll prototype that approximates the average size of an actual 19-year-old girl. Needless to say, she looks pretty different from her mass-produced counterpart. Hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon discuss the impact Barbie has on body image, as well as racial representation in products for children. They also talk a lot about butts.