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That troll you just vanquished in World of Warcraft might have been a true-life NSA spy. Pro Publica and New York Times reporter Justin Elliot tells us moreread article »
Banjo player Jim Robarts of the Spare Time Bluegrass Band gets ready for the holidays.read article »
Victor Castro wants your trash and your ideas. Bring your flattened Tetra Packs to your local library.read article »
Little green invaders land in Dane County and devour our trees. Will nothing stop them?read article »
Yesterday, in the capital of Ukraine, crowds of protesters swelled again into the hundreds of thousands. We hear an report live from the streets of Kiev.read article »
Award-winning author Andrew Kydd talks about the historic deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program.read article »
On this day, 59 years ago, the U.S. Senate voted 67 to 22 to censure Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy. The Senate resolution said that McCarthy “acted contrary to senatorial ethics and tended to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute, to obstruct the constitutional processes of the Senate, and to impair its dignity; and such conduct is hereby condemned.” This effectively brought to a close the political career of “Tail Gunner Joe,” one of the most feared politicians in U.S. history. McCarthy served the remainder of his term in the Senate, but took to drinking heavily and died from complications associated with alcoholism in 1957. History professor Ellen Schrecker of Yeshiva University has written several books on McCarthy, political repression and intellectual freedom. She spoke with host Brian Standing on Monday December 2, 2013.read article »
Each month, the Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz checks in with the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism for an update on their work to “protect the vulnerable, expose wrongdoing and seek solutions.” A third of all men in Wisconsin prisons and two thirds of incarcerated women have diagnosed mental illnesses. Many require a regular regimen of medications. Medicine is provided in prison and jail, but what happens when inmates are released through parole or at the completion of their sentence? How do they get the medical treatment they need? The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Nora Hertel joined host Brian Standing to bring the story to light.read article »
In 2009, the Honduran military deposed elected President Manuel Zelaya. First elected in 2006, Zelaya had moved to the left over the course of his Presidency, and had called for a national referendum to revise the Honduran constitution. After the coup, Zelaya remained in exile in the Dominican Republic. Now, Zelaya’s wife, Xiomara Castro, has taken up the leftist banner in Honduran politics and is running for the Presidency herself, opposing conservative Juan Hernandez. Both candidates are seeking to replace conservative Porfiro Lobo Sosa, who succeeded Zelaya in 2009, but is not running again. WORT’s Norm Stockwell was in Honduras, tracking the 2013 elections. Stockwell joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on 11/25/2013 for an update on the hotly contested election.read article »
Former WI Geological and Natural History Service geologist Jason Huberty talks about the political pressures that cost him his job.read article »