8 O'Clock Buzz
Carlos Eduardo Gacharna came to Madison when he was 7, seeking a better life from his native Columbia. Gacharna attended multiple schools as his family moved, eventually graduating from Memorial High School and then from the University of Wisconsin Madison Art Department, where he studied ceramics and glass. As an outsider, art, he says, became […]
On January 27th, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order banning refugees from Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States. Trump has also authorized federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to deport immigrants who have committed, or are suspected of, even minor legal infractions. Despite court orders that have […]
Climate scientists have been telling us for a while now to get ready for warmer, wetter weather. As things heat up, more water is evaporated into the atmosphere, more energy is added to the system, and you get more rain. Sounds simple enough. But a recent collaborative study involving climatologists at UCLA and mathematicians at […]
As part of the latest state budget, Governor Walker announced funding to expand rural broadband access, something he previously declined federal money for. Charlie Preusser, editor of the Crawford County Independent and Kickapoo Scout, talks about the status of internet in his area and the challenges some residents face.
Ready to break out the body glitter and dance? Well, you’re in luck, Madison’s beloved Carnaval celebration is only 5 days from now! Here loining 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio to help us get ready for the 2 day celebration are Ana Paula Venancio Strader, vocalist with Samba Novistas, a long-time […]
According to the Bureau of the Census, as of 2015, there were almost 361,000 people of African descent living in Wisconsin, or about 6% of the total state population. While that’s a smaller percentage than for the nation as a whole, which hovers around 18%, African-Americans have been a central part of Wisconsin’s story since […]