articles tagged "Brian Standing"

Wisconsin’s Fast Food Strike in Context

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | buzz
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Michael Wilder is the Community Coalition Coordinator for Wisconsin Jobs Now. He is also the Chair of the Wisconsin African-American Roundtable. Michael joined Brian Standing on Labor Day to talk about how Wisconsin’s fast food strike fit in with similar efforts around the country. He also talked about other strategies to bring in broader coalitions of workers. more »

Madison Labor Fest 2013

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | buzz
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On Labor Day, South Central Federation of Labor President Kevin Gundlach chatted with Monday host Brian Standing about this year’s edition of the Labor Fest. more »

Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | buzz
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Imagine a world where females are fifty times larger than males, who die immediately after mating. Or where females have to protect their offspring from being eaten by their own father. Or where males parasitically fuse with their female mates, ultimately becoming indistinguishable from their mate and host. These worlds exist… right here, just not for humans. Daphne Fairbairn teaches biology at the University of California, Riverside. She’s the author of “Odd Couples: Extraordinary Differences Between the Sexes in the Animal Kingdom” and she joined Brian Standing on August 26. more »

Green Pea Galaxies and the Origins of the Universe

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | buzz
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On August 26, 2013 Monday host Brian Standing took us on a trip one and a half billion light years away. Out there, lie some round, green blobs that turn out to be galaxies very unlike our own Milky Way. These galaxies, dubbed the Green Peas due to their apparent color, turn out not only to be highly efficient star factories, but may hold some clues to the origins of the universe, shortly after the Big Bang. Anne Jaskot is a graduate student in astronomy at the University of Michigan, and recently authored the paper THE ORIGIN AND OPTICAL DEPTH OF IONIZING RADIATION IN THE “GREEN PEA” GALAXIES. more »

Is There Still Hope for Democracy in Egypt?

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | buzz
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Two and a half years after former President Mubarak’s resignation, the Arab Spring in Egypt has turned sour. The Egyptian military removed Mohamed Morsi, Mubarak’s elected successor from office in a coup d’etat. The aftermath of the coup has been waves of chaos and death, as Morsi supporters and the Egyptian army have clashed in the streets, leaving over 1,000 dead. On August 26, 2013, Democracy Now! and The Nation correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous joined Brian Standing to discuss the latest on the crackdown. more »

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