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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 Vocalo.org

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New Council of Feminist Thought guests Elizabeth Gomez and Emily Keck joined Molly Adams and Brian Babylon on the council today, and the topic turned to Little League World Series phenom Mo’ne Davis and challenges women face playing male dominated sports. Davis, a 13 year old who throws 70 miles per hour, is the first girl to throw a shutout in the Little League World Series. Take a listen!

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The Council of Feminist Thought with new guests Elizabeth Gomez and Emily Keck joined The Morning AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to discuss recent updates in Ferguson, MO including: Attorney General Eric Holder’s upcoming visit to Ferguson, the arrest of Hedy Epstein (90-year-old Holocaust survivor) for refusal to disperse at the governer’s office in St. Louis, as well as the media’s depicition of Ferguson’s socio-economic status.

Morning AMp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon had a roundtable discussion with intern Tony Buitrago and his sister Katie Buitrago about the growing student debt crisis in America, which has quadrupled in the last ten years to over 1.2 trillion dollars. Katie happens to be the Sr. Policy and Communications Associate at the Woodstock Institute, a nonprofit organization that advocates action against unethical practices of for-profit colleges when it comes to student loans. Tony dove into the issue to find out how student debt affects students, how it affects the economy and what’s being done to solve the issue. Take a listen.

We Charge Genocide’s and Black Youth Project’s Jasson Perez joined Morning Amp hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon to talk about police brutality and how to properly document and report instances of police misconduct. We Charge Genocide is hosting a training session and recording and reporting police misconduct on August 21st at Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and police brutality can be reported at https://reportencounter.wechargegenocide.org/

Jamie Golden, member of The Morning AMp’s Council of Feminist Thought, joins Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to share some first-hand stories of her time spent in Ferguson, Missouri this past weekend.

Co-producer of The Chicago Westside Music Festival Michelle Geddes called in The Morning Amp to talk about the festival with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon. It covers everything from R&B to soul and Hip Hop. The festival’s happening tomorrow from noon to 8 pm in Garfield Park and features artists including 112, Kenya Simone and Brownstone.

Reggie Ponder didn’t hold back on telling Brian Babylon that Reggie was right about Mutant Ninja Turtles winning the box office last weekend. Hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams talked with Reggie about the box office hits last weekend, the killer lineup at the Black Harvest Film Festival and how August is finally making up for the awful first two months of the summer. There’s even talk of the movie industry grossing over a billion dollars this month, which would make it the most successful August ever for the box office.

We had a caller from North Carolina, where Brian Babylon’s family resides, give a critic for a minute about an older brother who never calls her. The guy sounds like has quite a bit in common with Brian, and things get just a little bit awkward. Take a listen!

Senior Hip Hop Correspondent Gabe Mendoza came off firing on all cylinders today, starting with a critique of the media coverage of what’s going on in Ferguson and moving on to talk about west-coast, 90s hip hop group Dilated People’s first album in 8 years. Take a Listen!

“It’s one of those things where, when you pick it, it feels like you didn’t really miss anything in between those 8 years because they pick up right where they left off… that’s a good thing, but also on the flipside there’s really no expansion of the sound and they aren’t challenging their listenership.”

-Gabe Mendoza

What does the Michael Brown shooting have to do with feminism? Hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon discussed the topic of police brutality and feminism in the second half of the Council of Feminism Thought with writer Mikki Kendall and comedienne and burlesque performer Tamale Sepp.

“Black women, Latino women, Native American women- we are all supposed to be part of this. Our communities are being harmed by police brutality. Not only are the women dying, the children are dying, their husbands are dying, their brothers their uncles. The people they love are being killed… it should be a feminist issue because if we’re talking equality and we want equality, well equality includes not being killed for the color of your skin.”

-Mikki Kendall