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City Year Milwaukee stormed Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, February 8, 2013. They came dressed in full uniform: red jackets, khaki pants, white collared shirts and Timberland boots. In other words, they were hard to miss as they flooded the UWMadison campus and Capitol.read article »
Once again, the Mad Rollin’ Dolls and the Mad Wreckin’ Dolls will be freezin’ for a reason February, 9, 2013, as they take to the frigid waters at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin.read article »
On Friday, February 8th, 2013, Sandee Seiberlich spoke with Jonathan Zarov for this months edition of Tech Report. Once a month Seiberlich comes by the station to discuss technology. This week they focus on landlines. Do they exist anymore? Well, actually, over half of America still use landlines. Are landlines on the way out? Are we at the point where it makes sense for a household to only use cell phones? Listen to the always informative and entertaining Tech Report. If you have a tech topic you’d like Seiberlich and Zarov to discus for an upcoming Tech Report contact Jonathan at here. I’ve also included a link to a relevant music video.read article »
Democrats in Congress may be taking the lead on marijuana reform, but Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, the Democrat who introduced a bill this week that would make the federal government treat marijuana the way it treats alcohol, says Republicans should see a lot to like in his bill.read article »
La Bomba Waters came by the studio to talk with Tony, our Thursday host, to announce the first ever Madison all female comedy show tonight at 9 PM at the Inferno. Aside from Waters performing, Sarah Connor, the comedian not the robot killer, will be headlining the show. Waters added that Conors is the funniest and sexiest comedian in Madison. Waters also talked about the comedy scene in Madison. Listen to the entire interview below:read article »
Tod Ohnstad, a freshmen state representative in the 65th assembly district representing the Kenosha area, came by the studio on February 7, 2013. Among his many duties he has been placed on the mining committee. Tony and Tod speak about the recent legislation that has been put on the fast track allowing an open pit iron mining operation to be created in northern Wisconsin. The bill is controversial because it lets companies bypass environmental laws that protect fragile ecosystems in the state.read article »
Chana Wilson’s, Riding Fury Home: A Memoir, is book about the challenging relationship Chana had with her mother who was severely mentally ill. At age seven her mother put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed and her mother lived, however her mother was sent away to a mental hospital. Many years later, Chana, a care taken of her heavily medicated depressed mother, finds out the source of much of her mothers deep sadness. Her mother had had an affair with another married woman. Her daughter also found out how 1950’s doctors tried to cure her of her attraction to women with intense psychiatric treatment. Chana Wilson joined the buzz by phone on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The entire interview is below.read article »
Barbara Nichols, President of the United Nations Associations of the United States of America, the Dane County Chapter, came by the studio on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Along side her was Todd Cummers, the Immediate Past President of the organization. The local chapters “provide local information regarding the United Nations goals that relate to social justice, humanitarian efforts and peace keeping,” said Nichols.read article »
What is life like for a UW medical student? Well despite both being a little under the weather, Olga Yashira Diaz and Surbhi Singhal spoke today about their first year as medical students. It’s a challenging process, due to it’s uncertainty, Olga said when talking about getting into school, but she found along the way that although there were many steps, she enjoyed the process. It’s a large adjustment going from undergraduate to grad school the two agreed. “Prioritizing your studying is important,” said Olga. Surbhi added a bit more bluntly, “It is very time consuming.” Olga and Surbhi are M.D. Candidates, Class of 2016. We will be checking in with them periodically to get updates on their progress in the program. Listen to the interview below to hear the entire interview:read article »
Shanda Shrugs, a consultant with the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, spoke with Aaron Perry this morning about the organization. The organization has a mission of raising awareness of large health issues facing African Americans and other diverse communities. They also advocate for health education and a healthy life style. Aaron Perry, the Tuesday host, is so inspired by the work the organization is doing he had pledged to help bring the organization to Madison. Read more about the organizations vision, mission and core values here:read article »