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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

Reggie the Reel Critic Talks Box Office Numbers and his Scary "Us" Viewing

3/22/2019
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Vocalo's senior movie critic Reggie Ponder joined us in the studio to talk about his weekly run-down on box office numbers and personal favorites. This week, Reggie saw Jordan Peele's much anticipated movie "Us", a horror film about demonic dopplegangers and a family vacation gone wrong. Listen to the interview to hear Reggie's rating and analysis of the film along with commentary on other box office favorites!

Duration:00:19:35

Weekend Gabe Revists "Above the Rim" Soundtrack for the 25th Anniversary

3/22/2019
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Vocalo's Senior Hip Hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza returns to a classic this week: the soundtrack to Above the Rim. It's the 25th anniversery of the album, which contained two Top 10 hits by The Lady of Rage's "Afro Puffs" and Warren G's "Regulate" as well as three songs from the one and only 2 Pac. Listen to The Morning AMp every weekday from 8 to 10 am on Vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM

Duration:00:15:02

Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner Discusses Lesser Known Players in the Fight for Women's Suffrage

3/20/2019
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Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner joined us in the studio this Women's History Month to discuss her new book, "The Women's Suffrage Movement". The anthology focuses on the unsung voices from the battle for equal rights including Native-American and black women's involvement in the era. Wagner is known for her texts on feminist history. Listen to the full interview + then buy the newest book here: http://bit.ly/2TKE8gK

Duration:00:59:58

Curtis Shaw Flagg talks Bluetooth's Impact on Teens and Facebook's Response to Christchurch

3/18/2019
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On this weeks #Hashtag with Curtis Shaw Flag he talks with Jill Hopkins about Facebook's response to the live-stream of the Christchurch attack, the impact that social media and Bluetooth can have on developing teenage brains, and how the mini-shutdown of Facebook and Instagram last week impacted what apps users are gravitating towards. Check out the Morning AMp every weekday from 8 to 10 AM on vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM

Duration:00:19:57

Owen Finn Combines Multimedia and Collaboration to Make Hip-Hop Tunes

3/18/2019
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Owen Finn, a 21-year-old Chicago native, only started making music a couple years ago but is already well on his way to success through the use of multimedia and collaboration in his work. It seems as though Finn always has his hands in different projects, wether it be a clothing line, a collaborative song or an animated music video. His new track, Bread n' Butter, dropped on March 18th and details his growth as a musician and young person in Chicago.

Duration:00:11:25

The Reel Critic Talks This Week's Box Office, Captain Marvel, and Five Feet Apart

3/15/2019
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On this week's Critic for a Minute, Reggie "The Reel Critic" Ponder and Jill Hopkins talk about Captain Marvel--a movie that is dominating the box office, and the first female lead Marvel outing. Reggie also reviews the new teen-romance movie "Five Feet Apart," which stars Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson as teenagers with cystic fibrosis. The second trailer for Avengers: Endgame dropped, get ready for speculations to start flying. Listen to The Morning AMp every weekday from 8 to 10 am...

Duration:00:15:37

Maria Bamford Uses Comedy to Bring Awareness to Mental Health

3/15/2019
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Maria Bamford is a comedian and mental health advocate whose work is seen on Arrested Development, Lady Dynamite, Bojak Horseman and Adventure Time, to name a few. Bamford is everywhere in both comedic circles and advocacy spaces where she blends humor with the story of her ongoing battle against mental illness. We had the privilege of talking to Maria about comedy, her upcoming show at The Den Theatre, and what her dream reality TV series would look like. The Morning AMp airs weekday...

Duration:00:12:26

Melissa DuPrey and Coya Paz Discuss Terry Crews Gender Role Beliefs, Humor in the Workplace

3/13/2019
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In our recurring segment, The Council of Feminist Thought, Vocalo invites female-identified professionals on the air to discuss the latest news and how those current events have impacted women. This week we were joined by Coya Paz, an associate professor at The Theatre School at DePaul University and Melissa DuPrey, a performance jack of all trades for Free Street Theater. The discussion revolved around actor Terry Crews's recent Tweets that appeared to say children should and "must" have...

Duration:00:28:47

Tech Talk Tuesday: Internet's 30th Birthday, Apple's Upcoming Conference, and the App of The Week

3/13/2019
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In this week's Tech Talk Tuesday Mike McGee and Jill Hopkins celebrate 30 years of the internet, Apple's spring conference and possible reveals, and bring you the App of the week: Truffle. Tune into the Morning AMp live every weekday from 8 to 10 AM on vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM

Duration:00:19:58

Curtis Shaw Flagg talks Facebook Memorial Accounts and Barstool Sports's massive purge

3/11/2019
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Today on The Morning AMp hosted by Jill Hopkins, Curtis Shaw Flagg brings the news from Facebook's new Memorial accounts, as well as the U.S. Government checking on your social media if you apply for disability and Barstool Sports doing a purge of their Twitter and Instagram feeds. Listen to The Morning AMp live weekdays from 8 to 10 AM at vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM

Duration:00:16:15

Gabe Mendoza Reviews New 2 Chainz Album "Rap or Go to the League"

3/8/2019
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Vocalo's Senior Hip Hop Correspondent joined us to discuss and rate 2 Chainz new album, Rap or Go to the League. The album is the rapper's first in a while, and is executive produced by LeBron James. Listen to hear Jill and Gabe's conversation on the album and if it's star studded production paid off.

Duration:00:07:40

The Reel Critic talks this week's Box Office wins and reviews Captain Marvel

3/8/2019
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On The Morning AMp with Jill Hopkins, Reggie "The Reel Critic" brings this week's Box Office wins, Steven Spielberg's Netflix feud, and tells us if Captain Marvel is worth a watch. The Morning AMp airs every Weekday from 8 to 10 AM, tune in at Vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM

Duration:00:18:17

Charles Preston Comes To The Defense Of The Millenial Voter

3/7/2019
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In an op-ed for the Chicago Sun-Times, Columnist Mary Mitchell writes that Chicago's millennial voters are to blame for the low turn out in the municipal elections. In a rebuttal for The Triibe, activist and organizer Charles Preston asserts that the city's young activists have made this election one of the most dynamic the city has ever seen. He joined Jill Hopkins on The Morning AMp to defend his fellow millennials and shed some light on the work young people have done to make social...

Duration:00:12:42

Donnell Rawlings brings laughs to Chicago

3/7/2019
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You may know Donnell Rawlings as Day-Day from The Wire, or from his sketches on The Chappelle Show, or from his stand up. But odds are, if you saw him on the street the first thing out of your mouth would be "Hey! Ashy Larry!" The comedian is in Chicago this weekend for a series of shows at Zanies in Old Town and in Rosemont. He joined Jill Hopkins on The Morning AMp to talk about his career in comedy and his brand of "Too Soon" funny. In his own words, "it could be too soon for a joke but...

Duration:00:20:00

Curtis Shaw Flagg talks HBO CEO, Facebook data Delete, and Instagram privacy

3/4/2019
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Today on The Morning AMp, Social Media correspondent Curtis Shaw Flagg joined Host Jill Hopkins to talk about the CEO of HBO stepping down and how that will affect programming, users ability to delete their past Facebook data and how that could be used for good and evil, and how the government wants to access the social media accounts of gun owners. Only on The Morning AMp, powered by Vocalo. Listen live weekdays from 8 to 10 AM on vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM

Duration:00:18:57

Reggie Ponder and Matt Fagerholm Recap the 2019 Oscars

3/1/2019
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Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder is Vocalo’s Senior Film Correspondent and is in studio this week to talk about which movies were winners at last weekend’s Oscar Award Show. Matt Fagerholm was a correspondent in the Oscar press room and joins Reggie to share his experience. Together, the two discuss the wins and losses of the night including favorite and funny moments from the Academy Awards.

Duration:00:18:18

The Morning AMp Breaks Down Mayoral Election Results with Triibe's Tiffany Walden

2/27/2019
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Chicago municipal elections took place on February 26th and the results were nothing but historic. Two Black women came in as the front runners in the race to become the next Mayor. Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle will face each other in a run off on Tuesday, April 2nd, and one will become the first Black female Mayor of Chicago. Tiffany Walden of Chicago media platform The Triibe joined Jill Hopkins on the AMp to discuss the voting results for each of 14 Mayoral candidates across the...

Duration:00:15:59

Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights are on the line to assist with voting issues

2/26/2019
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It's election day in Chicago, and today the city residents will be able to cast their votes for Mayor, City Clerk and Treasurer and Alderman. The Voting Rights Project is an initiative of Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. Their Election Protection Hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) is available to help citizens report voting access issues and problems at their polling places, and they have some useful tips for voters on this election day. Jenny Terrell is an Attorney with CLCCR who's...

Duration:00:04:48

Curtis Shaw Flagg talks Facebook Privacy, Twitter hiding user data, and a new Youtube policy

2/25/2019
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Today from the Morning AMp, Curtis Shaw Flagg joined Jill Hopkins to talk about new stories from some of your favorite apps and platforms. A lot of apps are cutting off their info sharing with Facebook. Twitter says it's none of your beeswax how many users they're losing. And, YouTube is switching up how many chances you get before they hit you with a ban. Listen Live to the Morning AMp every weekday from 8 to 10 AM at vocalo.org/player and 91.1 FM

Duration:00:14:45

Political Reporter Becky Vevea Gives a Crash Course on Upcoming Municipal Elections

2/25/2019
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Chicago’s municipal elections are tomorrow, February 26. Most Chicagoans are still undecided, and a crowded pool of candidates give voters a range of choices from connected establishment folks to progressive newcomers. All 50 aldermanic seats will be on the ballot, as well as the races for city treasurer and clerk. WBEZ politics reporter Becky Vevea joins us on The Morning AMp for an update on what voters need to know about the races that affect them, and break down some of the races that...

Duration:00:13:29