On January 27th, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order banning refugees from Libya, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States. Trump has also authorized federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to deport immigrants who have committed, or are suspected of, even minor legal infractions. Despite court orders that have […]
Climate scientists have been telling us for a while now to get ready for warmer, wetter weather. As things heat up, more water is evaporated into the atmosphere, more energy is added to the system, and you get more rain. Sounds simple enough. But a recent collaborative study involving climatologists at UCLA and mathematicians at […]
Ready to break out the body glitter and dance? Well, you’re in luck, Madison’s beloved Carnaval celebration is only 5 days from now! Here loining 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio to help us get ready for the 2 day celebration are Ana Paula Venancio Strader, vocalist with Samba Novistas, a long-time […]
According to the Bureau of the Census, as of 2015, there were almost 361,000 people of African descent living in Wisconsin, or about 6% of the total state population. While that’s a smaller percentage than for the nation as a whole, which hovers around 18%, African-Americans have been a central part of Wisconsin’s story since […]
Like 2017, 2011 started out as a year of rebellion. By February of that year, hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets in such diverse places as Cairo, Egypt, Madrid, Spain and Madison, Wisconsin to protest austerity measures proposed by their governments. During those early months of 2011, a new tactic emerged: people engineered […]
Cris and Ann Plata, with and without their band, Extra Hot, have become staples of Madison’s music scene. Ann Plata produced Cris’s latest album “Migration Road,” a potpourri of musical styles charting Cris’s lifelong journey from Poteet, Texas to Columbus, Wisconsin. Cris and Ann join 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing, in the studio.