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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

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Last year our Senior Tech Correspondent Marty Hess told the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams about the increasing use of athlete visas by gamers coming to the States for tournaments. This morning, he brought video game reporter Andrew Groen in the studio to help explain MOBAs (multiplayer online battle arena) and how games like League of Legends—which has 40 million players worldwide—are selling out the Staples Center, like the tournament pictured here.

Reggie 'The Reel Critic' Ponder talks to Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams about the big draws for the box office in 2014. Babylon voices his negative opinion of recent release ‘Her’ by Spike Jonze, and they each discuss how relevant slavery will be as a theme for 2014 films.

Northwest Indiana WBEZ Reporter Michael Puente joined AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to talk about the economic drama averted when the Illinois General Assembly closed for business for a little bit on Friday. They failed to vote on a gambling expansion plan, keeping Chicago crowds headed across the border for now. Mike was able to give us both the pros and cons for keeping the popular casinos in our neighboring state, like the ability to still smoke indoors and bringing outside visitors from Chicago which yields revenue for the state of Indiana.

Morning Stories: WBEZ Reporter Lauren Chooljian is the first person in the building every morning. She brings us the stories that are consuming the Chicago media and her own little world, from the Wells Street Bridge closure and ensuing traffic snarls to a new treatment for HIV in infants.

Anti-TV Guide: Pride and Prejudice has been adapted for the big screen, the small screen, and inspired spin-off books. But now it’s been adapted for YouTube, Twitter, and Tumblr in a trans-media extravaganza that’s been running online for over 90 episodes. Maggie Dziubek, our Anti-TV Guide, has the review.