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Bees and Agrichemicals, The Food Supply, Politics, Sociology, And International Law…..

05/13/13 10:39 AM | buzz

European_honey_bee_extracts_nectar   Appropriately enough for a show called the Buzz, we’re looking at bees this week. Yeah, you knew we had to take advantage of that pun sooner or later. Bees, agrichemicals, the food supply, politics, sociology, and international law — they’re all tied up together. We hear two different takes on the declining bee population. Entomologist Sainath Suryanarayanan blames the politics of beekeeping.     Our old friend Tom Philpott, of Mother Jones, reports that European bees have cause for celebration — American bees, not so much.

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Dial A Complaint: May 13th, Mario Salvo, An Historical Rant

05/13/13 10:32 AM | buzz

complaint 53 years ago today, hundreds of University Berkley Students protested hearings of the House Un-americans Activities Committee. The San Francisco Police responded with water cannons. The next day, the protest swelled into the thousands and the free-speech movement was born. This week’s rant of the week features student activist Mario Salvo from a few years later on December 2nd, 1964. May 13th rant by wort-fm     What’s been grinding your gears lately? The VoxPop Line will be taking complaints for the month of May. We want to hear what’s been bugging you. Use us to blow off some steam. Rules: 1. no swearing. 2. Three minutes or less. 3. We won’t play really mean complaints on the air. Call this number and leave an honest message: 608-622-7899 This is not a place to call in about WORT programing. We’re interested in that too, but we want to stress that this is a complaint line for your life. If you have issues regarding the station, we of course want to hear them.  

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Bikes In Wisconsin and Across The Country

05/10/13 10:35 AM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-05-10 at 10.24.36 AM         Well it’s Bike month and simultaneously, but probably not coincidentally, it’s also bike to work week. In light of this the 8 O’Clock Buzz hosted two notable bike advocates, Andy D. Clarke, President of the League Of American Bicyclists and Martha Laugen, of the Wisconsin Bicycle Federation.      

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Get Ready Wisconsin, It’s The Birdathon

05/10/13 10:19 AM | buzz

Dunlin_RyanBrady_2 The great Wisconsin Birdathon of 2013 is raising 40,000 dollars to protect Wisconsin bird Species. The bird numbers are down, any Wisconsin Birder will tell you this, said Sumner Madison in an interview with Norman Stockwell on the 8 O’Clock Buzz on May, 10th, 2013. Listen to the interview to find out more:      

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Why Is Milwaukee Such A Disconnect From The State Of Wisconsin?

05/9/13 10:50 AM | buzz

MastheadTLw-1               Joining the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Thursday, May 9th, 2013, to speak with Tony Casteneda, was Theodore Lipscomb, Sr., Supervisor of the 1st District of Milwaukee County. Lipscomb addresses why Wisconsin Republican’s think they need to reform the Milwaukee board.      

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Assembly 110 Food Stamps Bill limiting Options For The Poor

05/9/13 10:47 AM | buzz

The Atlantic       Joining the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Thursday, May 9th, 2013, to speak with Tony Casteneda, was Kelly Albrecht. Albrecht spoke with Casteneda about the Food Stamps Bill, Assembly 110 that is supposedly designed to address people taking advantage of the benefits. In actuality, Albrecht argues, the bill is just hurting those members of society who need the benefits the most.    

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“Pay to Prescribe? Two Dozen Doctors Named in Novartis Kickback Case.”

05/8/13 10:48 AM | buzz

(File, Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty Images)   Theodoric Meyer, contributor of Propublica, joined the Wednesday 8 O’Clock Buzz on May 8th, 2013, to speak with Jan Miyasaki about a new article he has published, “Pay to Prescribe? Two Dozen Doctors Named in Novartis Kickback Case.”   ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.    

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Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board Update

05/8/13 10:42 AM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 10.41.49 AM       Mark Cupp, Executive Director of Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board, joined the Wednesday 8 O’Clock Buzz on May 8th, 2013, to speak with Jan Miyasaki for their yearly spring update on the river.        

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Nicholas Johnson Calling The Nomination Of Tom Wheeler For FCC Chair Bizarre

05/8/13 10:36 AM | buzz

nick_johnson   Nicholas Johnson joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Johnson is the former Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson. He is also the author of “How To Talk Back To Your Television Set.” Currently he is teaching at the University of Iowa College of Law. He also has a blog here.       

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Madison’s Mother’s Day Brunch

05/7/13 11:17 AM | buzz

Ink_96645mm_happy_mothers_day Gina Currie, fitness expert of the Warner Park Recreation Center, and Jackie Hunt joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz with host, Aaron Perry, to discuss the upcoming mother’s day brunch coming up.    

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