Camp Friends is a Madison-based experimental indie rock band, barely a year old. Their new EP comes out this week. Tony Holmes and Kam Kudick from Camp Friends join Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio.
As we broadcast, the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched from earth in 1977, is approximately 10.8 billion miles away and has only just left the outer influence of the solar system. Meanwhile, the Large Magellanic Cloud, the closest large galaxy to our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is a mind-boggling 89 million times further away — […]
In June of 2017, New York City Mayor De Blasio released his plan to close New York City’s infamous Rikers Island Detention Facility over the next ten years. DeBlasio did not have an epiphany of benevolence… his grudging support for closure of the jail came only after years of intense community activism, which turned up […]
In the opening of this podcast, you’re hearing Madison-based “mono-member musical entity” Asumaya, otherwise known as musician Luke Bassenuer. Bassenuer has also put together the OtherSounds music series at Art In, with the next installment taking place this Saturday, August 26th featuring New York’s Maratek, Chicago’s Space Blood and Madison’s own Control. Meanwhile, Asumaya takes […]
In our continuing discussion on far-right hate groups, we turn to Chuck Leek. Chuck spent years in racist skinhead gangs in Southern California and now volunteers for “Life After Hate,” a nonprofit dedicated to getting people out of violent extremist organizations and educating youth to keep them out of them. Chuck Leek joins Eight O’Clock […]
On August 12, 2017, as many as 1,000 neo-fascists, armed with assault rifles, shields, clubs and torches, clashed with anti-fascist counter protestors in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. DeAndre Harris, a special education assistant at a high school, was severely beaten by four men wearing neo-Nazi insignia. Later, after police declared an unlawful assembly, James […]