With roots going back to the National American Woman Suffrage Association and Susan B. Anthony in the 1890s, the League of Women Voters has a long history of championing democracy and good government. The Wisconsin chapter of the League of Women Voters came into being in 1920, shortly after Wisconsin became the first state to […]
Singer-songwriter Teddy Davenport brings us a slice of Americana with his country-tinged folk music. Davenport’s new album, “Deepest Blue” comes out in December. Meanwhile, Teddy and fiddler Nate Dickson joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing in the WORT studios for some conversation and live music.
Graphic novelist Joel Christian Gill is on a mission. He wants to fill one of the great blank spaces in American history — that of black Americans. Gill released the acclaimed “Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History” in 2014, and followed that up with 2 in-depth editions of “Tales of the Talented […]
How well do you know the geography of your own country? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is not very well. Cartographer Dave Imus has the answer, with his just released U.S. map that promises not only to be functional, but informative, and a joy to look at as well. Brian Standing talks with […]
Joining Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio are two organizers from the U.S. – El Salvador Sister City Project, Cintia Gonzalez and Zulma Tolbar. They’re touring the US to meet with community organizers and activists and share their experiences with organizing rural communities across El Salvador.
Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources came into existence in its current form in 1967, under Republican governor Warren Knowles, but it has much deeper roots. Territorial laws governing fishing, trapping, water navigation and wildfires date back to the 1700s. In 1915 and 1917,the legislature created the Conservation Commission and many of the modern natural resource […]