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A Candlelight Vigil For Paul Heenan

04/11/13 12:19 PM | buzz

paulie heenan On April 11th, 2013, Amelia Royko Maurer joined Tony Castaneda over the phone to talk about the tragic death of Madison musician Paul Heenan. Heenan was shot to death by a police officer in early November of last year. The circumstances of his death have left many friends and neighbors asking questions about the police’s policies.

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Broom Street Theater Wants You!

04/10/13 11:50 AM | buzz

586TheaterBroomStreetExterior Today, April 10, 2013, on the 8 O’Clock Buzz, Jan Levine Thal, subbing in for Jan Miyasaki, was joined by Artistic director of Broom Street Theater, Heather Rakin.   Rakin talks about their on going programs at Broom Street. Listen to the interview to learn about the upcoming season and how you can get involved in performance, writing, or behind the scenes experimental theater.      

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Wisconsin Film Festival 2013

04/10/13 11:47 AM | buzz

Four Star Video Heaven On the 8 O’Clock Buzz this morning, host Jan Levine Thal (subbing for Jan Miyasaki), was joined by Lisa Brennan of Four Star Video Heaven. Yes, it’s time once again! Lisa Brennan will be opening the doors to Four Star Video Heaven to filmmakers and WORT radio hosts. Every year, on the Friday of the Wisconsin Film Festival (this Friday), WORT goes on the road to Video Heaven to interview filmmakers whose films are in the festival. Listen to the interview to get a preview of what you can expect this Friday.

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Lavinia, First Woman Admitted To The Wisconsin State Bar

04/10/13 11:41 AM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-04-10 at 11.35.06 AM        Today, April 10, 2013, on the 8 O’Clock Buzz, Jan Levine Thal, subbing in for Jan Miyasaki, was joined by local playwright, Betty Diamond.     Betty Diamon has a new play called, “Lavinia.” R. Lavinia Goodell was the first woman admitted to the Wisconsin State Bar in 1897. Listen to the interview below to find out more about the play.    

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Youth Development Program

04/9/13 11:50 AM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-04-09 at 11.42.19 AM   Jeanne Schneider joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on April, 9th, 2013. Schneider works for Briarpatch as the Clinical and Program Coordinator.   She joins the Buzz to talk about Briarpatch. Briarpatch is a youth development and homeless prevention nonprofit.     tidbit: Aaron Perry and Jeanne Schneider go way back. In 2001, Aaron Perry worked at Briarpatch along side Jeanne Schneider.    

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Veterans Affairs In Madison

04/9/13 11:34 AM | buzz

US-DeptOfVeteransAffairs-Seal-Large In the studio on April, 9th, 2013, Jennifer Sluga. Sluga is the Assistant Veteran Service Officer with the Dane County Veteran’s Office. She joins the Buzz to talk about veterans affairs happening in the community.

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04/8/13 12:01 PM | buzz

img_2081 Listen to Brian Standing almost rant, almost be angry, almost, but not quite.   I guess it is a pretty gloomy day out there.    

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Hate Bugs? Want To Know If They Will Invade Wisconsin This Summer?

04/8/13 11:47 AM | buzz

housecentipede2 copy The snow is gone, the rain is here, and the bugs are coming! How bad will it be? And what can we expect in years to come? Zoologist Warren Porter brings us the latest on Wisconsin climate and wildlife.

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Not Just The Bees: Bayer’s Pesticide May Harm Birds, Too

04/8/13 11:45 AM | buzz

Jimmy Smith/Flickr Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, April 8, 2013, to talk about Bayer’s pesticides, A pesticide that is mainstream in farming and agriculture, used because it is extremely effective in eliminating unwanted insects. However, studies show this pesticide is also responsible for harming bees and birds.

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Monday Buzz Vox Pop Poem of the Week 4/8/2013

04/8/13 11:17 AM | buzz

voicemail copy This week Taylor Scott, an undergraduate and First Wave poetry scholar at UW Madison, called in to the vox popline and left a poem message. Listen to Scott’s poem at the bottom of the page.

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