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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.

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.
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Chicago, IL

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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.

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@Vocalo

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English

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848 East Grand Ave Navy Pier Chicago, Illinois 60611 (888) 635-1112


Episodes

Oye Como Va: Sandra Trevino Talks Aretha Franklin's Impact on Latin Alternative Music

8/17/2018
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Sandra Trevino is the Founder and editor of Enchufate.com, one of the city’s leading resources for Latin Alternative music and news. She drops in this morning to talk about the impact Aretha Franklin has had on Latin Alternative music.

Duration:00:06:28

Long Live The Queen! Reggie Ponder + Matt Fagerholm Talk Aretha Franklin in "The Blues Brothers"

8/17/2018
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Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder is Vocalo’s senior film correspondent and in studio this week and Matt Fagerholm, Assistant Editor at RogerEbert.com and the Publisher of Indie Outlook, joins Reggie on the line to talk about how Aretha Franklin’s only movie role helped shape the modern soundtrack in film. Plus hear Reggie's review of the new film "Crazy Rich Asians."

Duration:00:16:07

Poet José Olivarez discusses new book Citizen Illegal

8/16/2018
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José Olivarez is the son of Mexican immigrants, the co-author of the book of poems Home Court, and the co-host of the poetry podcast, The Poetry Gods. He is a graduate of Harvard University and the Marketing Manager at Young Chicago Authors. In his solo debut, Citizen Illegal, Olivarez explores the stories, contradictions, joys, sorrows and new possibilities of life in the spaces between Mexico and the US. Jesse Menendez spoke with Olivarez about his new work. For more information on José...

Duration:00:23:34

TechTalk: Nigerian schoolgirls win prize for fake-drug detector + Raekwon's new social radio app

8/14/2018
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Mike McGee is the Director of Programs at CodeNow, a non-profit transforming underrepresented youth into coders, designers and product managers. He is also our senior tech correspondent bringing us the latest in tech news. Mike joined us on The Morning AMp to talk about how to stop Google from tracking your location. Also, a team of Nigerian schoolgirls won a top Silicon Valley prize for a fake-drug detector, and our app of the week comes from The Chef, Raekwon who says his new social radio...

Duration:00:13:07

Details about NPS from Mojdeh Stoakley Director of National Poetry Slam| Chicago

8/13/2018
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Mojdeh Stoakley- Director of the National Poetry Slam, Chicago, talks about the upcoming festival. The festival takes place August 13th- August 18th, at multiple venues: Wicker Park, Hyde Park, and downtown. Finals take place at the UIC Forum on August 18th. More information at http://nationalpoetryslam.com/.

Duration:00:08:10

Hashtag with Curtis Shaw Flagg - Online Voting + Uber/AirbnbCaps

8/13/2018
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Vocalo's social media corespondent Curtis Shaw Flagg joined Jesse Menendez on The Morning AMp, in the studio on 8/13 to talk about a new West Virginia app to help US voters overseas cast their ballot and the newly announced caps in New York City on ride sharing apps like Uber and Lyft and housing apps like Airbnb.

Duration:00:17:08

Vocalo at Lollapalooza 2018 - Interview with Valee

8/10/2018
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Chicago rapper Valee talked with the Vocalo team at Lollapalooza 2018 about this year's festival performance and what it's like recording and releasing new material.

Duration:00:03:48

Vocalo at Lollapalooza 2018 - Interview with G Herbo

8/10/2018
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Chicago rapper G Herbo stopped by the hang with the Vocalo team at Lollapalooza 2018! He talked his Lollapalooza experience and what he represents in his music.

Duration:00:05:02

Vocalo at Lollapalooza 2018 - Interview with Amelia Ali

8/10/2018
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Boston RnB artist Amelia Ali came by the Vocalo tent to talk with Jesse Menendez about her style, her songwriting background, and musical influences at Lollapalooza 2018.

Duration:00:05:35

Vocalo at Lollapalooza 2018 - Interview with Femdot

8/10/2018
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Chicago rapper Femdot joined Vocalo at Lollapalooza 2018 to talk about his new album Delacreme 2 and his performance at this year's festival.

Duration:00:04:10

Vocalo at Lollapalooza 2018 - Interview with Jessie Reyez

8/10/2018
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Toronto RnB artist Jesse Reyez sat down with Jesse Menendez at Lollaplooza 2018 to talk about her new EP "Kiddo," her home in Toronto, and performing for the crowd at this year's festival.

Duration:00:05:39

Vocalo at Lollapalooza 2018 - Interview With Twista

8/10/2018
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Twista sat down with Vocalo's Jesse Menendez at Lollapalooza 2018 to talk about his legacy and continued work with up and coming rappers.

Duration:00:04:10

Vocalo at Lollapalooza 2018 - Interview with R.LUM.R

8/10/2018
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R.Lum.R kindly stopped by to talk and hang with Vocalo's Jill Hopkins at Lollapalooza 2018! hear them talk falsetto singers, Linkin Park, and R.Lum.R.'s home state of Florida!

Duration:00:06:52

Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder | Latest on Box Office Numbers and Reviews

8/10/2018
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Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder is Vocalo’s senior film correspondent and is in studio this week to discuss which movies were winners at last weekend’s box office. As usual he’ll also talk about new releases and more.

Duration:00:14:27

My House Music Fest Creator Fernando Nieto Discusses The 2018 Event!

8/10/2018
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This weekend is the third annual My House Music Festival, a FREE two-day music experience celebrating the origins and growth of House Music. This year's festival runs on August 11-12 from 12-9:30 pm in Pilsen. This morning Fernando Nieto joins the Amp to talk about the fest.

Duration:00:04:13

WeekendGabe reviews Travis Scott's Astroworld

8/10/2018
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Vocalo’s very own Swag Master General and senior Hip Hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza joined Jesse Menendez on The Morning AMp with his review of Travis Scott’s new album "Astroworld." Find out if it's fuego, mild sauce, or ketchup. The Morning AMp airs Mon-Fri 8-10 AM on 91.1 FM (Chicago) and streams at vocalo.org

Duration:00:08:03

Street artist / muralist Sentrock hosts solo show at Galerie F

8/9/2018
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Chicago-based street artist and muralist Sentrock is opening a solo show this weekend in Logan Square's Galerie F (2415 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL. He joined Jesse Menendez on The Morning AMp to talk about his art and the show. Opening reception takes place Friday, 8/10. For more info, visit: http://www.galerief.com http://sentrock.com

Duration:00:07:15

The Fly Honey Show Returns w/ Performances That Celebrate: Sex- Positivity Through a Feminist Lens

8/8/2018
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The Fly Honey show is a collective of professional and novice performers, who have organized a show representing: identity, sex-positivity, feminism and more. In its ninth year this part burlesque, part comedy show, part storytelling performance will take place at the Den Theatre. The show runs through September 9th| more info at http://bit.ly/FlyHoneyShow

Duration:00:14:05

Hashtag with Curtis Shaw Flagg - 8/06

8/6/2018
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Curtis Shaw Flagg is the operations manager at Laugh Factory Chicago, and the Director of Marketing for Open Books. He’s also Vocalo’s senior social media correspondent and brings us trending news from the web and beyond. Employers grapple with screening job applicants’ online personas, including years-old tweets. European authorities fined Google a record $5.1 billion for abusing its power in the mobile phone market and ordered the company to alter its practices.

Duration:00:19:08

C.O.F.T | Conversation nn Justice for Nia Wilson + Number of Women Interested In Running for Office

8/1/2018
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Whitney Capps is a leadership and team effectiveness coach. She is a freelance post-secondary counselor and an associate with Clearspace, LLC and she is the co-creator and host of two podcasts: Art Break and Split the Difference. Ashley Tribble is the host of the podcast P Power Radio, facilitator for the monthly womyn's panel "Chit Chat" which is hosted by the Cliché Collective and she’s a resident artist at AMFM. This morning we’re talking about the random murder of Nia Wilson and the...

Duration:00:26:26