articles tagged "Brian Standing"

Have You Ever Seen A Badger In Wisconsin?…. So Why The Name?

Monday, 13 May 2013 | buzz
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    This week, Jim Schaff, a tour guide at the Wisconsin State Capital, shares with us a brief history lesson: Why are we called Badgers? Ever Wondered? The answer may not be so obvious.       more »

Bees and Agrichemicals, The Food Supply, Politics, Sociology, And International Law…..

Monday, 13 May 2013 | buzz
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  Appropriately enough for a show called the Buzz, we’re looking at bees this week. Yeah, you knew we had to take advantage of that pun sooner or later. Bees, agrichemicals, the food supply, politics, sociology, and international law — they’re all tied up together. We hear two different takes on the declining bee population. Entomologist Sainath Suryanarayanan blames the politics of beekeeping.     Our old friend Tom Philpott, of Mother Jones, reports that European bees have cause for celebration — American bees, not so much. more »

Dial A Complaint: May 13th, Mario Salvo, An Historical Rant

Monday, 13 May 2013 | buzz
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53 years ago today, hundreds of University Berkley Students protested hearings of the House Un-americans Activities Committee. The San Francisco Police responded with water cannons. The next day, the protest swelled into the thousands and the free-speech movement was born. This week’s rant of the week features student activist Mario Salvo from a few years later on December 2nd, 1964. May 13th rant by wort-fm more »

Endocrine Disruptors, Don’t You Even Know?

Monday, 6 May 2013 | buzz
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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism brings us this month’s peek behind the curtain, as we dig deeper to learn more about the investigative stories local reporters are working on now. Reporter Kate Golden warns us that we are awash in endocrine disruptors- common chemicals that are changing our bodies in ways we are only beginning to discover. And they’re in our water here in Wisconsin. more »

UW Emergency Text Alert System Just Kind Of Effective

Monday, 6 May 2013 | buzz
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      The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Rory Linnane, explains why the U-W’s emergency alert system doesn’t work for everyone.       more »

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