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The Life Of Gerda Lerner

01/11/13 12:54 PM | buzz

UW Madison Archive “Having lived through the transition from being an accepted and rather privileged member of society and from one day to the next being a total outcast and victim, I learned something about how society can manipulate people,” Lerner said in 2002. “I applied that to understanding how it was possible to manipulate half the people of the world to accept that they are inferior.” For much of history, the pronoun used to describe moments in time was always male. It’s strange to think, but until very recently there was not a women’s history. At least not written down. Gerda Lerner, “led the charge, politically and intellectually.” Said Florencia Mallon, UW-Madison History Department Chair and long time friend of ….

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Being Prepared For Everything Isn’t That Easy

01/10/13 3:29 PM | buzz

Prepared                       Madtown Preppers is a Madison-based community organization dedicated to preparing people for survival/emergency situations. Andre Leger, the organization founder, sat down with Tony to discuss the best ways a person can be ready for anything. Aside from scaring our host half to death, Andre gave some important information on what to do in case of an emergency. Some of these tips might seem like common sense, but often times even the most basic decision can seem complex in an emergency situation. Andre Leger is a very prepared man. He covers everything from extreme weather to a zombie apocalypse in this interview. The lively banter ….

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Enis Ragland: Recipient of 2012 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award

01/9/13 12:02 PM | buzz

Enis Ragland On Tuesday, January 8, our host Aaron Perry spoke with Enis Ragland, honored with the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award, presented by Mayor Paul Soglin. Enis, raised in Milwaukee, has worked for the city of Madison for eighteen years at the Mayor’s Office, the Affirmative Action Department and the Office of Community Services. He encourages young people to participate in politics and be involved with decision making processes that will affect the community. He also speaks about his experiences working for Senator Coggs’ Office and other elected officials.   Listen to the full interview here:  

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Us Plus Them: Tapping the Positive Power of Difference

01/9/13 11:55 AM | buzz

US_Them 2 On Tuesday, January 8, our host Aaron Perry spoke with leadership scholar Todd L. Pittinsky, author of Us Plus Them: Tapping The Positive Power of Difference. Todd looks at the power of positive interdependence and “how people working across group lines create stronger outcomes, products, and learning than when working against group lines.”   He explains that in his research, “we found four hundred measures of racism and negative sentiments towards others, and we couldn’t find a single term to describe positive difference and positive orientation towards difference. The closest we come is tolerance, but being tolerated is not quite the same thing as being appreciated.” In writing about the positive orientation towards someone from another ….

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Gail Konop Baker

01/4/13 10:40 AM | buzz

headshots On Friday January 4, 2013 our guest host Ankur Malhotra interviewed author Gail Konop Baker to speak about her podcast G Spot. The podcast also features house music from local musicians Quinn and Andy in the upcoming second season.   She explains how her podcast came about “It originated here. I was on Jonathan’s show after I wrote an article for the Huffington Post… after I went back into the dating scene after my divorce. The article got a lot of comments…” She explains that as she was talking about her article on the radio, she realized that she loved talking on the radio and decided to turn to podcasting.   Gail observed that her daughters, ….

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Karben4 Brewery

01/4/13 10:22 AM | buzz

karben4brewing121112 On Friday January 4, 2013, our guest host Ankur Malhotra spoke with Ryan and Alex from the new Madison brewery Karben4. The brewery just had their soft opening this weekend, and will be coming out with a new beer each week for the next three Saturdays. The brewery is now open for business. The brewery is located at the old Ale Asylum in Madison.   Ryan explains that he learned the art of brewing beer when he worked at a brewery in Billings, Montana. He describes some of the beers he has brewed, including a smoked porter, amber and rye APA, a german malt soaked in beechwood. The brewery will be coming out with three new beers: ….

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Top stories of 2012

12/27/12 10:32 AM | buzz

Earth On Thursday December 27, our host Tony Castaneda reviews the year 2012 in his “Top Stories of 2012” with Captain Cero. They discuss the recall election of Scott Walker and the events surrounding it as one of the biggest stories in Wisconsin this year. The re-election of President Barack Obama for his second term was also one of the hugest stories in 2012. An important and contentious issue for the coming year in Wisconsin, they predict, “the next big populist struggle in this state” will be the mining initiative.   One big theme for the year is “the struggle by peoples around the world to deal with corporatism. Whether it is mining in northern Wisconsin, read article »

Christmas Special With Stan Woodard

12/25/12 9:28 AM | buzz

flickr-321671099-hd   December 25th , 2012, we had a very special Christmas show. Our old friend Stan Woodard and his wife Yolanda stopped by the studio to host the 8 o’ clock buzz. So in light of having Stan back in the studio we decided it would be appropriate to put the entire Christmas show online.     Stan talks with Victoria Law and China Martens, Co-Authors of “Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind, Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities.”  

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Joan Houston Hall: Dictionary of American Regional English

12/21/12 11:23 AM | buzz

Dictionary of American Regional English On Friday, December 21, our guest host Jan Levine Thal speaks with Joan Houston Hall, Chief Editor of the Dictionary of American Regional English. She speaks about the new companion volume to the dictionary, Volume 7. The volume features “212 ways of saying someone is stalling.”   Joan talks about the regional variations of a single word, such as a ‘sub sandwich’, which can also be called a gyro, hoagie or grinder. The new volume matches the regional words to their respective places on the maps, on the same page, so one can easily detect the regional variations. An online version will be launched at the end of 2013.     Joan speaks ….

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Tandem Press: Twenty-Five Years

12/21/12 11:01 AM | buzz

Print On Friday, December 21, our guest host Jan Levine Thal speaks with Jason Ruhl of the UW-affiliated Tandem Press. He is the founding member of the artist group “No Fun”, co-director of online gallery Red Rocket, and contributing member of Art*O*Mat. He is here to speak about the Tandem Press exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art. Tandem Press is celebrating its twenty-five year anniversary.   Says Jason, “the exhibit is a selection of the artists we’ve worked with over the past 25 years. It showcases the different print making techniques we do at the shop. You can see a couple of our projects that are good to see ….

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