articles tagged "Brian Standing"

Affordable Care Act in the Midwest

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | buzz
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Kathleen Falk served as Dane County Executive from her first election in 1997 until 2011. In September of this year, she took a post as the Region 5 Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, serving the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. Part of her job responsibilities include the midwest rollout of the Affordable Care Act, which began going into effect this October. Falk joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 19, 2013 to clear the air on Affordable Care. more »

Winged Rats or Prized Pets?

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | buzz
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Pigeons. Some folks call them “rats with wings.” Some cities have enacted pigeon eradication programs, even — so the story goes — reintroducing Peregrine Falcons to kill pigeons. None of these tactics have worked particularly well for the Domestic Pigeon columbia ilvia domestica, which has proven more resistant to human influence than their native cousins, such as the Passenger Pigeon. But some humans have developed a soft spot for those pudgy cooing birds. Colin Jerolmack is an assistant professor of Sociology at New York University who has studied the peculiar relationship people develop with pigeons. He joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 18, 2013. more »

Hardware of Death Tracking Killer Storms

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | buzz
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On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, bringing it with it winds up to 230 miles per hour, and a storm surge over 13 feet high. The death toll in the Philippines is expected to reach over 2,300, with millions displaced from their homes. Typhoon Haiyan comes hot on the heels of other mega storms, like Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. We may not be able to prevent such storms, but what if we had more time to be able to get people out of harm’s way? The University of Wisconsin’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies is at the center of the effort to track and predict where such storms go and when they will land. Derrick Herndon, Senior Researcher with the C.I.M.S.S. joined the Monday Buzz on 11/18/2013 to tell more about the latest in storm tracking. more »

Vets for Peace on Armistice Day

Monday, 11 November 2013 | buzz
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November 11 is Armistice Day… otherwise known as Veteran’s Day. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” 94 years later, the War to End All Wars has done anything but. Vets for Peace Clarence Kalin Chapter member Larry Orr spoke on the Monday Buzz with some reflections on Veteran’s Day. more »

On Libraries, Violas and Video

Monday, 11 November 2013 | buzz
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On November 11, 2013, Madison Public Library gallery coordinator Trent Miller joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing to bring us up to date on the latest at the Central Library. Trent brought his friend, violist and performance artist Nils Bultmann who graced the Monday morning airwaves with a song. Bultmann will give a free concert and multimedia performance at the Madison Central Library on Friday, November 18th. more »

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