articles tagged "Brian Standing"

Tea, Wolves, Guns and Money

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | buzz
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Each month, the Monday Buzz brings you the latest from the Center for Investigative Journalism, which has adopted the credo “Protect the Vulnerable, Expose Wrongdoings, Seek Solutions.” On Monday, November 4, 2013, CIJ’s Money in Politics project director Bill Lueders talked to Brian Standing about GOP Congressman Reid Ribble’s break with Tea Party Republicans, the money behind the state’s wolf hunt and why the state Democratic Party is falling over itself to clear the path for Mary Burke. more »

Art as Human Impulse

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | buzz
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We are often taught that the history of human civilization has been one of near-constant progress. Life keeps getting better, with better technology, more education, more leisure time. In contrast, life in ancient times was, in the words of Thomas Hobbes, “brutish, nasty and short.” But, on the other hand, consider art. The ancients — even cavemen going back 50,000 years into prehistory — found time to make paintings, carvings, sculptures and music. If life then was so rough, why would human beings invest so much time, energy and effort in an activity that has so little relation to their ultimate survival? Thomas Dale has served on the UW Madison faculty since …. more »

Corporate Retaliation on Fast-Food Strikers

Tuesday, 5 November 2013 | buzz
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Back in September, the Monday Buzz talked with organizers and strikers who participated in the Madison fast food walkout, part of a national strike aimed at organizing the fast-food industry. Madison Workers Organizing Committee, who organized the local action, has continued to work with workers who walked off the job this summer. Some workers are facing retaliation from the companies. MadWOC organizer Darien Lamen joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz with host Brian Standing on Monday, November 5, 2013. more »

Shifting Allegiances and Chaos in Egypt

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | buzz
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Last August, when the Buzz last talked with Sharif Abdel Kouddos, he told us that despite the bloodshed and chaos in his country, he still had hope for freedom in Egypt. Since then, the situation has gotten even more convoluted. As we enter the fourth month of the military takeover of Egypt, with former President Mohamed Morsi deposed, a brutal crackdown on protestors, and the Muslim Brotherhood hunted as terrorists, Egypt’s coalition of opposition continues to fray. Sharif Abdel Kouudos joined Monday host Brian Standing by phone from Cairo on October 28, 2013. more »

We Are The Vampires

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 | buzz
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Blood-sucking undead roaming the streets, terrorizing the good citizens. No, we’re not talking about the banksters and the one percent. Or are we? Tomislav Longinović is Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His new book Vampire Nation: Violence as Cultural Imaginary was published by Duke University Press in 2011 and was awarded the 2012 Mihajlo Miša Đorđević prize for best book in South Slavic studies. On October 28, 2013, Professor Longinović talked to Monday host Brian Standing about the history and folklore of vampites, and the vampire within us all. more »

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