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Milkhouse Radio Live on the Radio

08/19/13 11:57 PM | buzz

101_farmer-radio-comboresize2-960x440 Madison bluegrass mavens Milkhouse Radio got up early on Monday, August 19, to join host Brian Standing on the Buzz. This clip features two original tunes “Cobwebs and Kerosene,” and “Driftless,” as well as a cover of the Gillian Welch / Dave Rawlings tune, “It’s Too Easy.” Milkhouse Radio’s new self-titled CD is available at their live gigs, on iTunes and on Amazon..

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How to Get Arrested for Singing

08/6/13 7:39 AM | buzz

how_to_get_arrested In response to a caller, Monday Buzz host Brian Standing gives listeners advice about what to expect if you are arrested for singing in the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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“The Way of the Knife” A History of CIA Covert Operations

08/6/13 7:31 AM | buzz

Mazetti_Book On its website, the Central Intelligence Agency says that its mission is “collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials.” Not included in that description is “assassination, covert operations, and drone warfare.” Our next guest is the author of “The Way of the Knife” which chronicles the shift of the CIA’s mission from information-gathering to murder. Mark Mazzetti is a national security correspondent for The New York Times. In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington’s response, and he has won numerous other major journalism awards, including the George Polk Award (with colleague Dexter Filkins) and the Livingston Award, for breaking the story of the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes. Mazzetti has also written for the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, and The Economist.

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Lost City Music Festival Rocks the Weekend

08/6/13 7:21 AM | buzz

mam241-400 Organizers of Madison’s Lost City Music Festival talked with Brian Standing on Monday August 5th about the upcoming four-day music and comedy event featuring performers from around the Midwest.

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Wisconsin’s Cold Case Squad

08/6/13 7:13 AM | buzz

CIJ_WI_Watch_logo On the Monday, August 5th Buzz, WI Center for Investigative Journalism reporter Matt Barnidge gives Buzz listeners a preview of his report on the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigations’ Cold Case Squad.

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Commentary: Brian Standing Checks on the Health of the First Amendment

08/3/13 4:27 PM | buzz

First amendment rights 07-29-2013: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Seems pretty simple, no? Well, with the hammer coming down on Wisconsin Capitol protestors and the last issue of Madison’s legendary satirical newspaper, Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing took a look at the health of our oldest and most precious constitutional amendment.

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Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Hosts 1st Annual Luncheon

07/30/13 11:19 AM | buzz

The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Dr. Odom explains the importance of business creation and economic readiness in black communities. In his words,”In some communities a dollar circulates for 20 days, but in the black community a dollar circulates for 6 hours.”

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Rev. Edward Pinkney

07/30/13 10:02 AM | buzz

Free Michigan On Tuesday, July 30th Rev. Edward Pinkney, head of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), joined our host Aaron Perry on the 8 O’Clock Buzz. Rev. Edward heads activism against the “Stand Your Ground Law” and the “Emergency Manager Law.” Rev. Edward Pinkney will be at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Aug 8-11. He will be speaking at the Democracy Conference.

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More Rain = More Local Flooding

07/29/13 1:15 PM | buzz

Lake Delton Flooding On July 29th, Gary Heinrichs, flood plain program manager and planner at the WI DNR, joined our host Brian Standing on the 8 O’clock Buzz to discuss floodplains and how flood prediction affects building zoning and insurance.

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Wisconsin’s Wetlands: Reformed And Restored

07/29/13 10:07 AM | buzz

Quentin Carpenter On Monday, July 29th Quentin Carpenter, Professor at the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute, joined our host Brain Standing on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk about wetlands. Quentin has not only taught both Wetland Ecology and Field Ecology for the past 18 years at the Nelson Institute, but also is the author of “The Wetland Restoration Handbook for Land Owners”.

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