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On Monday, March 25, 2013, Brian Standing takes a short breather from the 8 O’Clock Buzz and lets shows producer, David Kent Watson, on the microphone. Desperate to please, Mr. Watson nervously lists off every pope fact he can think of! This is 2000 years of history so get comfortable. This segment is called, Pope SatisFACTion. With luck, one of these facts will come in handy the next time someone brings up the Catholic Church at a social gathering.read article »
On Monday, March 25, 2013, Brian Standing was joined by Don Stanley. Stanley is an expert on digital communication strategies, social media, twitter marketing strategy and web design. The two address the question many non-profits and businesses are trying to understand, how do we best deal with this internet thing? Stanley teaches at UW Madison.read article »
This week Madison’s commonwealth gallery and Monsters Of Poetry host Wild In America. A collaborative painting, performance and poetry exhibit. The project pairs local writers and artists to create one piece of writing and one piece of art that explores American Wildness. On Monday, March 25, 2013, Brian Standing was Joined by curator of the exhibit, Ellen Siebers, and poets Kara Candito and Matt Guenette.read article »
Diane Nash, co-founder and strategist for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, spoke in Madison last Wednesday at Edgewood College. Among her many accomplishments during the civil rights era Nash led the 1961 Freedom Rides, worked with the Southern Leadership Council, and engineered the Lunch-counter integration Sit-ins in Nashville. The 8 O’Clock Buzz captured audio from her talk on smart civil disobedience. “Voting is important but voting is not nearly enough. You spend ten minutes in the voting booth every two years and think that you are going to have the kind of society that you want. It is just not happening.”read article »
With Governor Scott Walker proposing dramatic changes to the public education system in Wisconsin the upcoming school board elections in Madison are quite significant. Wondering what the Madison School Board Candidates are saying at the public forums? Well, the Monday morning Buzz has your back. On this page you will find both audio and video from the public hearing.read article »
On Friday, March 22nd, the 8 O’Clock Buzz featured an excerpt from Democracy Now. The segment features Amy Goodman and Arundhati Roy speaking about the Iraq war. Ten years ago the Iraq war began. Below is the video of the segment that was played on today’s Buzz.read article »
On Friday, March 22nd, the 8 O’Clock Buzz invited members of the Fresco Opera to talk about their upcoming performance, “The Real Divas Of Dane County.” March 22nd (TODAY), 23rd, 24th at the Overture Center for the Arts.read article »
Not everyone’s ready to give up Saturday mail. Fans of the post office will rally at the main Madison branch at 3903 Milwaukee Street on Sunday from 2PM to 4PM. Congressman Mark Pocan is expected to speak.read article »
Host, Jan Miyasaki, of the Wednesday morning, 8 O’Clock Buzz, was joined Erin Aagesen, Director of Health and Literacy at Wisconsin Literacy. Wisconsin Literacy Mission Statement: “Wisconsin Literacy’s vision is to strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce, families and communities through literacy. We pursue that vision by supporting adult, family and workplace literacy programs statewide through program and resource development, information and referral, training, and advocacy.” Listen to the interview below:read article »
Jan Miyasaki, was joined by Bret Coughmen of the National Security program at the American Civil Liberties Union, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Jan Miyasaki is the Wednesday host at the 8 0’Clock Buzz. Last week the ADC appeals court rejected the CIA’s secrecy claims in the ACLU’s targeted killing freedom of information lawsuit. Listen to the interview below:read article »