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50 Years of the War on Poverty

01/14/14 7:30 AM | buzz

Lyndon Johnson signing the Medicare bill in 1965. After 50 years of the War on Poverty, both the government programs it created and poverty are still around. Who’s winning?

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The Once and Future WORT

01/6/14 10:28 PM | buzz

old WORT button WORT Community Radio has made the trip around the sun 38 times. We look at the station’s past and future.

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The Internet’s Mid-Life Crisis

01/6/14 9:37 PM | buzz

Old computer terminal The internet celebrated its 40th birthday last year, but faces questions about its future. Will it remain an open forum, or will the gatekeepers take over?

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The Things on the Ice are Back

12/30/13 8:59 PM | buzz

Pickax What’s on the ice this year? Stills pumping out sour mash bourbon, “Drinky Winkies” and a plywood guard armed with a blunderbuss. Artist Tim Browning takes us on a tour of his annual exhibit on the Lake Monona ice.

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Syrian Refugees Seek New Life in Jordan

12/30/13 8:31 PM | buzz

Alice Su Young Syrians try to escape their war-torn homeland for a better life. Alice Su tells their story as they arrive across the border in Amman, Jordan.

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Gogebic Taconite President Faces Charges in Spain

12/30/13 7:50 PM | buzz

Aerial photograph showing illegal wells The man who wants to open an open pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin faces criminal charges in Spain for dumping arsenic into groundwater. We hear from geologist Antonio Perez-Porto.

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Festivus at the Wisconsin Capitol

12/24/13 12:33 PM | buzz

Festivus pole The traditional Festivus “airing of grievances” took place in the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda at noon on December 23, 2013. Wisconsin residents sure have a lot to get off their chests. Activist Greg Gordon gave Monday Buzz host Brian Standing a preview.

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The Inventor of Karaoke

12/24/13 12:15 PM | buzz

microphones Daisuke Inoue invented the karaoke in 1969, but never patented it. Atlantic reporter Alexis Madrigal tells Brian Standing the whole story.

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The Physics of Ant Swarms

12/24/13 11:52 AM | buzz

An ant Swarming ants flow like syrup or spring back like rubber balls, whichever suits them. Could this lead to self-healing bridges? Is there a swarm intelligence directing this behavior? New York Times science reporter James Gorman chats with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing.

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“Unitimidated” Rocks the Airwaves for the First Time

12/24/13 11:32 AM | buzz

"Unitimidated: Wisconsin Sings Truth to Power" book cover “Twenty, twenty, twenty, twenty below, we’re unintimidated!”

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