Each year, NARAL Pro Choice America issues their “Who Decides” report, a sort of report card for each state, grading them on their record on reproductive rights. For 2016, only 5 states, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon and Washington earned an “A.” 27 states, including, for the first time, Wisconsin, received a failing grade. Overall, […]
Imagine living for half a year solely on food that other people threw away. Unappetizing? Unsanitary? Unhealthy? Not at all, says film producer Jen Rustemeyer, who together with director Grant Baldwin, undertook that experiment to prove a point: our society wastes a tremendous amount of perfectly edible food. Their new film “Just Eat It” will screen this Thursday, February 11th at Madison’s High Noon Saloon.
Brian Standing spoke with Jen about the film and its impacts on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.
100 State, the largest of Madison’s entries into the growing cohort of membership-based coworking sites, has developed an artistic arm, dubbed 100 Arts. 100 Arts threw a gallery opening party for itself Saturday. The new exhibit runs through April 28th and is entitled “Intimate Systems” and features 25 artists exploring the intersection of science and art. Brian Standing spoke with Carlos Gacharná, manager and head curator at 100 Arts, about the exhibition and plans of 100arts on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.
Since 1989, Madison’s Rainbow Bookstore has operated as a worker-owned cooperative supplier of a variety of published materials from alternative presses. Since Rainbow’s birth twenty seven years ago, the rise of digital media has dramatically changed the economic landscape for booksellers, especially independents. To survive, Rainbow has had to reimagine itself, and more changes are on the way. Brian Standing spoke with Suz Smela and Erik Beach, two members of the Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.
Milwaukee’s Fresh Perspective Collective has mounted a rare exhibit in Madison’s Overture Center Playhouse Gallery, focusing on art from an African American male perspective. They held an opening event on Friday, and the exhibit runs through February 28th.
Brian Standing spoke with two members of the Collective, Bennie Higgins and Michael Ward, about their work and exhibition on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.
The Upper Sugar River starts where the Wisconsin glacier stopped 50,000 years ago. From the highlands near Mt. Horeb, the river winds its way through southwestern Dane County before hitting the Lake Belleville dam. From there it eventually joins the Pecatonica River in Winnebago County, near the Illinois state line.
It’s had a varied and occasionally troubled history, serving as a power source for timber mills, and more recently, as a outflow for agricultural fields. Lately, however, it has become a mecca for trout fishers, kayakers and naturalists, as the river’s health and ecology has experienced a remarkable rebound. The Upper Sugar River Watershed Association can take a good chunk of the credit for that turnaround. Brian Standing spoke with Wade Moder, Executive Director of the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association, about the work of the Association on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.