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Superweeds In Half Of All US Farms

03/4/13 11:23 AM | buzz

Roger Smith/Flickr Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, March 4, 2013. Philpott is the co-founder of Maverick Farms, an educational non-profit that promotes community resources and helps reconnect local food networks. Currently he writes the food and agriculture blog for Mother Jones.

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Artistic Director, W. Earle Smith

03/1/13 11:24 AM | buzz

earl W. Earle Smith has over 30 years of professional experience choreographing, teaching and performing. This is Mr. Smith’s thirteenth season with the Madison Ballet as Artistic Director. As a dancer, D Magazine called Mr. Smith “meticulously chosen and prepared…who knows Balanchine.” The Wisconsin State Journal hails his choreography as “imaginative and…rhythmically smooth and lively” with the Capital Times saying Artistic Director W. Earle Smith “more than delivered on every level.”

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Art History At Edgewood College And Curator Of Eye Witness: Melanie Herzog

03/1/13 11:16 AM | buzz

RogovinImage “Melanie Herzog is Professor of Art History at Edgewood College and curator of Eye Witness: Milton Rogovin, Social Documentary Photography, opening today at the Edgewood College Gallery. She is the author of Milton Rogovin: The Making of a Social Documentary Photographer, published by the Center for Creative Photography in 2006.”

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Journey To Becoming An Activist

02/28/13 10:31 AM | buzz

From jennapope.com Jenna Pope, activist and photojournalist, joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Thursday, February 28, 2013, to talk about her journey as an activist. She was first motivated to go to a rally soon after Scott Walker’s election. Her mother and sister are teachers and the attacks on teachers and other public workers inspired her to participate. Listen to the entire interview below:

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The Battle To Stay In America

02/28/13 10:30 AM | buzz

nunst004 Joining the 8 O’Clock Buzz from Tucson, Arizona on Thursday, February 28, 2013, was Roberto Dr. Cintli Rodriguez. He talks about Arizona’s ongoing immigration issues. Rodriguez contributes to his blog, the Progressive and the Guardian.    

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The Mining Bill Interviews

02/27/13 11:20 AM | buzz

SadMuligan2 Over the last two months the Monday morning 8 O’Clock Buzz has had ongoing covered of the mining bill brought before the Wisconsin State Legislature in early January. The bill has been widely criticized as it allows the mining company to bypass environmental laws and to violate Indian treaty laws. We’ve compiled the complete series on this page. Interviews from four different perspectives.

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Yesterday’s Rally At The Capitol

02/27/13 10:51 AM | buzz

image from cleanwisconsin.org   Despite the winter weather advisory, Carl Sack managed to find a dry place to call the Buzz and give us a report on the rally that happened at the state Capitol yesterday. Sack is a Member of The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. The two groups leading the charge at the rally were The Madison Action For Mining Alternatives and Idle No More: The Rally Water Is Our Heritage. The protest is over a mining bill that, if passed, will allow mining companies to bypass environmental laws in northern Wisconsin.

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Eddie Domino, nephew of legendary musician Fats Domino

02/27/13 10:40 AM | buzz

fats-domino-2 Eddie Domino, nephew of legendary musician Fats Domino, joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Eddie Domino is also a musician. He talks about his life growing up, Fats Domino and his musical career. Listen to the interview to hear his own version of his uncle’s Blueberry Hill.

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Black Against The Empire

02/26/13 10:53 AM | buzz

Black_Panthers-Bloom_and_Martin-prv Joshua Bloom, author of “Black Against The Empire: The History And Politics Of The Black Panther Party,” joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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Growing Up Black In South Madison

02/26/13 10:31 AM | buzz

harrisfeature Dr. Richard Harris, author of “Growing Up Black in South Madison: An Economic Disenfranchise Of South Madison” spoke with the Buzz on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.

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