articles tagged "Brian Standing"

Madison Fast Food Workers Walk Out

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | buzz
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On Thursday, August 29th, workers in fast food restaurants in sixty cities across the country walked off the job in the largest such strike in the nation’s history. Here in Madison, dozens of low-wage workers walked out, forcing at least two establishments to temporarily close due to the worker shortage. Strikers joined activists to march through downtown Madison demanding a living wage of fifteen dollars an hour. Nationally, most fast-food workers earn an average of $8.94 per hour. The federal minimum wage has been at $7.25 per hour since 2009. On Labor Day, Monday host Brian Standing spoke with two Madison workers who walked off their jobs on Thursday to join the protest: Meghan …. more »

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 »

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