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From the University Of Wisconsin Law Department Professor Peter Carstensen joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Friday, February 22, 2013, to talk about a farm and food debate being considered by the supreme court on Tuesday of next week.read article »
We get a response to the Governor’s Budget Address from Democratic State Representative Terese Berceau and reporter Rebecca Kemble.read article »
Last week the Department of Energy reported the rate at which nuclear waste was leaking from a nuclear facility in Olympia, Washington. At 560 square miles, Hanford Nuclear Plant is described as the most contaminated nuclear site in the country with an estimated one million gallons of nuclear waste leaked into the soil at present date. Tom Carpenter spoke with the 8 O’clock Buzz by phone on February 20th, 2013. He is the Executive Director at Hanford Challenge, an organization focused on the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear plant site. The facility was created in the 1940’s as part of the Manhattan Project. The site produced the plutonium for the trinity test, the first atomic blast. The site also produced the plutonium for the Fat Man bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. Carpenter spoke with WORT about the whistle blowers from the plant who brought this controversy into the public eye.read article »
Brynne McBride is Assistant Director at ABC For Health (Advocacy Benefits Counseling), a non profit public interests law firm. Located in Madison but serving the entire state of Wisconsin, the organization works specifically on health care issues: public benefits, private insurance, health care systems, medical debt, charity care systems. “Right now were answering a lot of questions on all of the changes, health reform, insurance exchanges, medicade expansions or no expansions. There is a big piece of education that goes along with what we do.” Said McBride. Listen to the entire interview below.read article »
Roger Garms, a Psychologists, founded the Cambodian School Project in 2002. He is a Vietnam veteran. During the war in 1972 he was stationed near the Cambodian boarder and saw the effects of the war first hand. Later when he visited Cambodia in the 90’s he noticed the difficulties children had in making it to school.read article »
Dr. Edwin T. Bachelor, DDS, a southerner by birth and self-proclaimed military brat, is a practicing dentist in Madison, Wisconsin. He spoke with Aaron Perry on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, about oral hygiene. Often a subject many people shy away from, oral hygiene is an important part to a persons general health. Bachelor spoke about how he tries to present a comforting atmosphere with his own practice and said, “treat people the way they would want to be treated.” Bachelor also spoke more generally about oral health.read article »
Dr. Walter Milton, Former Madison Superintendent Finalist, spoke with Aaron Perry, the host of the Tuesday 8 O’Clock Buzz on February 19, 2013, about his ability to teach. Learn more about Dr. Walter Milton and he journey of becoming a School Superintendent.read article »
Senator Tim Cullen of Janesville joined the Buzz on Monday, February 18, 2013, to talk with host Brian Standing about the fast tracked mining bill that is causing controversy. It could be voted on by the Senate in two weeks. Read more and listen to the interview.read article »
Pam Andros, Director of Dane Arts (a.k.a. Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission) came by the studio on Monday, February 18, 2013, to talk with Brian Standing about the art opportunities happening through the county arts program. The organization supports local arts and culture projects, primarily done through grant programs. They also have a new fundraising tool called “Power2Give,” which they talk about in detail more in the interview. Listen the interview below:read article »
Stephen Kantrowitz’s new book is “More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889”. He is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kantrowitz joined the Buzz to talk about Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained.read article »