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State’s GPS Tracking Of Offenders Is Falling Short

04/1/13 5:10 PM | buzz

james-morgan-monitor On April 1st, 2013, Mario Koran, from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, talked to WORT about how the state’s GPS tracking of offenders is falling short. After being released from prison many former inmates on parole wear a Global Positioning System (GPS) ankle monitor. A tracking device, which for some, will be around their ankle for the rest of their lives. In Koran’s investigation he finds that many GPS devices are continuously malfunctioning and notifying authorities that the former inmates are in violation of their parole. This then leads to a wrongful arrest and jail time. Listen to the entire interview below and read Mario Koran’s investigation here.

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Monday Buzz Poem of the Week 4/1/2013

04/1/13 12:06 PM | buzz

LBJmessage Tom Neale (a.k.a. Captain Zero) left a message! Neale called in last week and left a poem on our voicemail. Celebrate national poetry month: call the 8 O’Clock Buzz’s VoxPop line at 608-622-7899 and record your poem at the tone. Listen to Tom Neale’s poem below:

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Meet The School Board Candidates Before The Election Tomorrow

04/1/13 11:34 AM | buzz

deanWayne                               Joining the Monday morning 8 O’Clock Buzz on April 1st, 2013, was both candidates for the 3rd seat of the Madison School Board, Dean Loumos and Wayne Strong.   The election is tomorrow, April 2nd. Be sure to listen to both interviews as the candidates have very different approaches to education.   For more information on who is running tomorrow and more information about each candidate, go here.    Listen to the interviews of Dean Loumos and Wayne Strong below.        

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Madison Makes Music!

03/28/13 4:50 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-03-28 at 4.08.56 PM Madison will have its first ever Make Music Madison festival on June 21st, the summer solstice.

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Don’t Judge Me

03/28/13 4:02 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-03-28 at 3.59.30 PM   Tonight, March 28, 2013, there will be a showing of the film, Don’t Judge Me at Market Square Theatre. The filmmaker of the movie, Kyra Monae, joined Tony Castaneda to discuss the content of the film and why she made it. The movie is about her struggle with bipolar disorder. Watch a preview of the film here.

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Good Morning Beautiful Business: How To Be A Nice Entrepreneur

03/26/13 11:01 AM | buzz

book-cover-image-for-good-morning-beautiful-business   Joining Aaron Perry on the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, was Judy Wicks. Wicks is the author of Good Morning Beautiful Business, her memoir. Wicks book takes on the standard of business practice. She argues that being a person of business doesn’t mean you can’t also be doing good. She believes that a person of business should serve the patron. Listen to the full interview below:

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Competing For The Gold: April Sheel

03/26/13 10:55 AM | buzz

special_olympics_logo Joining Aaron Perry on the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, was April Sheel. Sheel is an athlete training for the Special Olympics. This is her second year competing. She will be racing in the pool, doing a 200-meter and a 400-meter swim. April Sheel was born with cerebral palsy and found a love for the water at an early age. More recently she found out that she could compete which gives Sheel motivation to keep at it. Listen to the entire interview below:

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Calling All Poets!

03/25/13 12:47 PM | buzz

LeaveAMessage   I should actually say, Poets, Call us!   The Monday Morning Buzz with Brian Standing has set up a phone line to take your voicemails. We want you to call us and leave a voicemail. About what? Well, the theme will always be changing but for March and April we will be accepting poems.     Here is the deal: We want to hear your poems. Call and leave a message and we will select a few to be played on air during the show.   The number is   608 622 7899   and PLEASE   Wait for the beep.  

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Pope SatisFACTion: 2000 Years Of Pope Facts!

03/25/13 12:32 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-03-25 at 1.02.20 PM                   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.

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Somebody Tell Me How To Tweet, Post, Update, Text And Hashtag!

03/25/13 12:23 PM | buzz

updateME 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.

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