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Madison will have its first ever Make Music Madison festival on June 21st, the summer solstice.read article »
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.read article »
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:read article »
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:read article »
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.read article »
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 »