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Where do the Giant Lake Sculptures Come From?

02/11/13 2:01 PM | buzz

statue3 It wouldn’t be winter in Madison if there weren’t something odd poking up from the Lake Monona ice. Folk Artist Tim Browning talks about his latest decoration on top the ice.

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Richard A. Monette Examines The Mining Bill

02/11/13 1:57 PM | buzz

monette_profile_resize     Richard A. Monette, chair of Turtle Mountain Band of the Chippewa/Ojibwa/Anishnabe Nation. Also the staff attorney in the U.S. Senate and Director of Congressional Affairs, Department of Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs. He came by the WORT station on Monday, February 11, 2013, to talk with Brian Standing, host of the Morning Buzz, about the ongoing iron mining bill that might be passed in the very near future.

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CIty Year Madison

02/11/13 1:34 PM | buzz

IMG_7222 (800x533) 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.

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02/8/13 10:44 AM | buzz

2013MP7Mad 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.

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02/8/13 10:38 AM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 10.29.38 AM     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.  

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ALEX SEITZ – WALD …Why Republicans Should Support Marijuana Reform

02/8/13 10:26 AM | buzz

(Credit: Andre Blais via Shutterstock) 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.

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La Bomba Waters

02/7/13 10:56 AM | buzz

1576_sarah_connor_1349491841 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:

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Tod Ohnstad, State Representative, Talks About The Mining Bill

02/7/13 10:20 AM | buzz

422415578_620 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.    

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Riding Fury Home: A Memoir

02/6/13 11:33 AM | buzz

RidingFuryHome_print-color 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.

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George McGovern luncheon with the United Nation

02/6/13 11:27 AM | buzz

mcgUNDane 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.

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