Ready to break out the body glitter and dance? Well, you’re in luck, Madison’s beloved Carnaval celebration is only 5 days from now! Here loining 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio to help us get ready for the 2 day celebration are Ana Paula Venancio Strader, vocalist with Samba Novistas, a long-time […]
According to the Bureau of the Census, as of 2015, there were almost 361,000 people of African descent living in Wisconsin, or about 6% of the total state population. While that’s a smaller percentage than for the nation as a whole, which hovers around 18%, African-Americans have been a central part of Wisconsin’s story since […]
Like 2017, 2011 started out as a year of rebellion. By February of that year, hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets in such diverse places as Cairo, Egypt, Madrid, Spain and Madison, Wisconsin to protest austerity measures proposed by their governments. During those early months of 2011, a new tactic emerged: people engineered […]
Cris and Ann Plata, with and without their band, Extra Hot, have become staples of Madison’s music scene. Ann Plata produced Cris’s latest album “Migration Road,” a potpourri of musical styles charting Cris’s lifelong journey from Poteet, Texas to Columbus, Wisconsin. Cris and Ann join 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing, in the studio.
The last time The 8 O’Clock Buzz featured cartoonist Ted Rall was June of 2016. That was only eight months ago, but the world is already a very different place.Last June, Donald Trump had only just secured the Republican nomination, most pundits believed the Donald would soon descend into irrelevancy and Rall’s graphic novel biography, […]
On Thursday, 2/2, two dozen bicycles bolted to the floor will try to take the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art for a ride around the block. Can they unmoor the museum building from its foundation? Time will tell. It’s Art Velo, the second annual installment of an exercise, art and music fundraiser for MMOCA. Joining […]