In December of last year, 15-year old Ryan Treves announced the creation of the Wisconsin Young Birder’s Club. Their stated mission is to connect young naturalists from 8th to 12th grades with seasoned birders and to conduct ornithological field trips around the state. Since then, the WYBC has participated in the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas […]
For the seventh year in a row, “Listen to Your Mother” will showcase stories, songs and poems about motherhood at the Barrymore Theater on — when else? Mother’s Day, May 8th. It’s part of a national showcase, and Madison-area auditions run next week. Takeyla Benton’s running the program this year, and she recently joined Buzz […]
Each year, NARAL Pro Choice America issues their “Who Decides” report, a sort of report card for each state, grading them on their record on reproductive rights. For 2016, only 5 states, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon and Washington earned an “A.” 27 states, including, for the first time, Wisconsin, received a failing grade. Overall, […]
Imagine living for half a year solely on food that other people threw away. Unappetizing? Unsanitary? Unhealthy? Not at all, says film producer Jen Rustemeyer, who together with director Grant Baldwin, undertook that experiment to prove a point: our society wastes a tremendous amount of perfectly edible food. Their new film “Just Eat It” will screen this Thursday, February 11th at Madison’s High Noon Saloon.
Brian Standing spoke with Jen about the film and its impacts on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.
100 State, the largest of Madison’s entries into the growing cohort of membership-based coworking sites, has developed an artistic arm, dubbed 100 Arts. 100 Arts threw a gallery opening party for itself Saturday. The new exhibit runs through April 28th and is entitled “Intimate Systems” and features 25 artists exploring the intersection of science and art. Brian Standing spoke with Carlos Gacharná, manager and head curator at 100 Arts, about the exhibition and plans of 100arts on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.
Since 1989, Madison’s Rainbow Bookstore has operated as a worker-owned cooperative supplier of a variety of published materials from alternative presses. Since Rainbow’s birth twenty seven years ago, the rise of digital media has dramatically changed the economic landscape for booksellers, especially independents. To survive, Rainbow has had to reimagine itself, and more changes are on the way. Brian Standing spoke with Suz Smela and Erik Beach, two members of the Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, on the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz.