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Systems of Abstraction Art Show

07/10/13 2:18 PM | buzz

Beth Racette             Friday, July 12th through Sunday, August 25th, the Overture Center will be displaying an art exhibit called “Systems of Abstraction”. Artist Beth Racette joined Jan Miyasaki on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to explain her work and the kinds of art that will be on display – specifically the use of “color and patterns of mark-making to explore social, geographical, and biological systems.”  Listen to the entire interview:

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Egypt’s Future

07/10/13 1:51 PM | buzz

Egypt Sarah Salem, Ph.D student and writer in Cairo, joined Jan Miyasaki on the Buzz to talk about the varied political forces behind the Egyptian revolution and what she believes might be some of the outcomes.

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Fighting the Anti-Abortion Bill

07/10/13 1:10 PM | buzz

Copyright: WI ACLU The recent Wisconsin anti-abortion bill’s attack on women’s rights is being challenged by Planned Parenthood and ACLU. Larry Dupuis, legal director at ACLU, joined the Buzz to discuss what measures his organization is taking to block at least parts of this law.

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Dane County Rape Crisis Center

07/10/13 11:26 AM | buzz

Kelly Anderson of DCRCC On Wednesday, July 10th, Kelly Anderson joined Jan Miyasaki on the Buzz to talk about the 40th Anniversary fundraiser of the Dane County Rape Crisis Center. At 40 years old, this center was the first of it’s kind in the state of Wisconsin and one of the first in the country.

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Sorority Celebrates 100th Birthday

07/9/13 11:57 AM | buzz

Deltasigmatheta The Delta Sigma Theta Madison Alumnae Chapter is celebrating their 100th birthday, and President Carola A. Gaines joined our sub host J.R. Sims on the Buzz to talk about the progress of the last 100 years.

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Fitchburg: We’re Not Madison

07/9/13 10:10 AM | buzz

Mayor Shawn Pfaff In the wake of their 30th birthday, the city of Fitchburg maintains their independence and diversity. Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff joined the Buzz to discuss current development projects within and around the city.

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Changing Views on End-of-Life Care

07/8/13 11:16 AM | buzz

end-of-life In the past, many health professions have been trained to keep someone alive at all costs, using aggressive and painful treatments even if it is highly unlikely the patient will recover. Betty Kramer, professor at the U.W. School of Social Work, argues that this method is slowly starting to change.

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Cordray Nomination Controversy

07/8/13 10:41 AM | buzz

In 2011, Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of Richard Cordray to director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). President Obama, in response, appointed him while the Senate was in recess. Now, in 2013, Republican senators have called for his re-appointment and promise to filibuster. Tom Feltner of the Consumer Federation of America joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, July 8th to discuss the controversy surrounding this upcoming vote.

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Proposition 8 and DOMA

07/8/13 10:01 AM | buzz

Karma Chavez Karma Chavez, professor of Communications at U.W.-Madison, joined the Monday Buzz to discuss her views on the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) rulings on Proposition 8 in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, and DOMA in the United States v. Windsor case.

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Students Confront NSA Recruiters

07/5/13 11:46 AM | buzz

On Tuesday, July 2nd a pair of NSA recruiters showed up on the U.W. Madison campus to pitch their organization to up-and-coming Middle Eastern language students. Little did they know that instead of an eager crowd of prospective employees, they would be faced by angry students demanding answers.

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