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Thought Police Go Virtual

12/17/13 10:40 PM | buzz

Cartoon Spy 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 more

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Bluegrass On the Side

12/17/13 10:11 PM | buzz

violin Banjo player Jim Robarts of the Spare Time Bluegrass Band gets ready for the holidays.

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Save Your Tetra-Paks! Build Fascinating Art!

12/9/13 11:21 PM | buzz

Image showing how to recycle Tetra Packs. Victor Castro wants your trash and your ideas. Bring your flattened Tetra Packs to your local library.

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Emerald Ash Borer Arrives in Dane County

12/9/13 11:07 PM | buzz

Emerald Ash Borer on a penny Little green invaders land in Dane County and devour our trees. Will nothing stop them?

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Thousands Occupy Ukraine Capital

12/9/13 8:09 PM | buzz

Ukraine protests 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.

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A Breakthrough in Iran

12/2/13 9:46 PM | buzz

faculty81 Award-winning author Andrew Kydd talks about the historic deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program.

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Tail Gunner Joe

12/2/13 9:03 PM | buzz

Joe McCarthy 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.

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Out of Jail, and Out of Luck?

12/2/13 8:38 PM | buzz

nora-hertel1 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.

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Honduras Elections Under Scrutiny: Norm Stockwell Reports

11/25/13 10:49 PM | buzz

158_7886841709_3062_s 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.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place — Geologist Jason Huberty Speaks Out

11/25/13 10:38 PM | buzz

img_1917 Former WI Geological and Natural History Service geologist Jason Huberty talks about the political pressures that cost him his job.

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