The very bumpy road toward the creation of a Dane County homeless day center hit a few more potholes a couple of weeks ago. Only one vendor, the fledgling nonprofit Stepping Stones, responded to the County’s request for proposals to operate the center — and came in a third over budget. The county board rejected the sole proposal, and now it’s back to square one for the troubled facility. Dane County District 2 Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner has led the charge to create the Day Center. Brian Standing spoke with Heidi about the difficult path on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.
Matt Joyce, also known as Em Jay, has fronted the Milwaukee band the Midwest Beat since 2005. Lately, he’s been hosting the Super Serious Songwriter Series every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night at Mickey’s Bar, right here in Madison. This week, Matt shares the stage with Tarpaulin’s Alejandra Perez, who performs a rare acoustic set. Lucky us, both Em Jay and Alejandra, guitars in tow, agreed to grace the WORT airwaves with a preview of tomorrow night’s show.
Brian Standing welcomed Em Jay and Alejandra to the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.
Photographer Brad Baranowski says that lately he prefers mysteries to explanations, film to digital, watches fewer Nova specials than he used to and moonlights as a doctoral student in history. His newest exhibit, “Between Two Lakes, Presented Between Two Colors” opened on January 8th on the second floor of the Madison Central Library, and runs through February 27th.
Brad joined Brian Standing on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz for a conversation about his work.
Musician Tom Kastle joins Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing to introduce a recording of Mark Croft’s song “Spinning Rhymes.”
You can catch Mark Croft and Tom Kastle Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 7 pm at the Brink Lounge for a round robin style set.
In Brazil, “Favelas” are unplanned, unregulated, spontaneous communities and neighborhoods built by residents who take matters into their own hands to build the housing they need. Often translated as “slums,” favelas have an unsavory reputation — a reputation that, according to our next guest, is not deserved. As Brazil prepares for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, thousands of favela residents have been evicted and seen their homes destroyed to make way for Olympic facilities. Theresa Williams is a city planner, author and founder of Catalytic Communities, a nonprofit focused on legitimizing informal settlements such as Rio’s favelas.
Theresa talked to Brian Standing on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk about
Madison-based Spooky Boobs Collective members Maggie Snyder and Myszka Lewis spoke with 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing about their feminist art practice and upcoming exhibition at the Overture Art Gallery.