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Sandee Seiberlich Tech Report: Buy Local

Friday, 14 December 2012 | buzz

On Friday Dec 14, Jonathan Zarov speaks with Sandee Seiberlich for this edition of the 8 O’Clock Buzz Tech Report. Today they speak about buying local gifts online.   Sandee speaks about a variety of gift ideas that can be bought that are local, including the Wisconsin Historical Society’s State Capitol Ornament Liberty, featuring the liberty mosaic in the capitol. A part of the proceeds go towards the Capitol Renovation project. Also provided by the Wisconsin Historical Society is the Locally Yours, 2013 Art Calendar, produced by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. The Historical Society also has a series of marionettes, including Gaylord Nelson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bob LaFolette, Hank Garin, and John Muir. Sandee speaks about a series of other gift ideas from other establishments, including Budget Bicycle Center, Wisconsin Union Terrace Stores, and donating money to Community Shares on behalf of a gift recipient. View the full list here.   Visit the Buzz Bin Tumblr website for the full description.     Listen to the interview here: more »

Mad Rollin’ Dolls

Friday, 14 December 2012 | buzz
Mad Rollin' Dolls logo

On Friday, December 14, our host Jonathan Zarov speaks with the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, Madison’s Premier Roller Derby League. They speak about the Here Comes Slamma Claus event that begins tomorrow, Saturday Dec 15. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services. The event will feature the teams Reservoir Dolls vs. Quad Squad, and Vaudeville Vixens vs. Unholy Rollers. Jonathan Zarov interviews ‘Mouse’, ‘Nefarious’, and ‘Donna Stunner’ from the Mad Rollin’ Dolls.   The teams practice together in the same facility, and compete against each other during their home season. The travel season is made up of the winning skaters who form an all-star charter team called the Dairyland Dolls, which competes nationally. This February they will be playing in San Diego, California.   Up to 2,000 people in the community attend the season opener events each year, a sign of the growing popularity the Mad Rollin’ Dolls enjoys in Madison. They explain that everyone who works with the League volunteers their time, which cuts down on costs.   The women explain that Derby helps people develop self confidence. “It changes you a lot more than any other sport. It evokes a passion, definitely provides a lot of community connections, a sense of sisterhood that doesn’t come from other traditional sporting atmospheres. Derby is open to people that don’t have any sporting background as well as people that do [have it]. Once you are here, you find that you can connect with so many different types of people, and that draws in the types of people that had difficulty connecting to peoples socially or maybe have become disconnected from sports… women aren’t socialized to have an appropriate outlet for aggression…this a great way to get that out in a positive way…Derby is a symbiotic relationship… I can’t imagine my life without it,” the team members explain.   Visit the Mad Rollin’ Dolls website. Read the Buzz Bin Tumblr piece about the Mad Rollin’ Dolls for additional features.   Here Comes Slamma Claus Alliant Energy Center 6 PM, Saturday Dec 15   Listen to the interview here: more »

Tales for another Millennium

Friday, 7 December 2012 | buzz
Tales for Another Millennium

On Friday, December 7, host Jonathan Zarov speaks about the play Tales for Another Millennium with writer and director Brian Wild, and art director Heather Rankin. Tales for Another Millennium is playing at Broom Street Theater. Says Brian, “One joy about Broom Street Theater is many of us write as we go along, because we like to get our cast and see where the talent is. I had such a talented cast with this one that some story lines became more prevalent, so I ended up writing those story lines a little stronger than the other ones.”   The main plot surrounds a woman named Grace, played by Heather Rankin, who is in Heaven, but wants to return to the world because her family is in a crisis. Although she is not allowed to leave, she manages to escape to return to her family. Also featured in the play are hobbit lawyers and Santa Clause. Brian explains, “I bring in characters that are real, and unreal, and combine them all together” Heather says that the show is fun, “family-appropriate, and an alternative to the normal holiday fare.”   Tales for Another Millennium Nov 30 – Dec 22 Every Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8PM Broom Street Theater   Find more details at the Broom Street Theater website.   Listen to the interview here: more »

John Kraniak – Last Gaspe

Friday, 7 December 2012 | buzz
John Kraniak

On Friday December 7, Jonathan Zarov speaks with John Kraniak about Last Gaspe, a New England style contra dance band of which John is a part of. Last Gaspe is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with a contra dance at Grace Episcopal Church.   John explains the contra dance, “The term means the ‘dance of opposition’ in French… In a contra dance there’s long lines with ‘minor sets’, you do have a partner but you end up dancing with everyone down the line, and then you change roles and dance with everyone going up the line. All dances are taught by the ‘caller’ or instructor. You don’t have to be a particularly adept dancer to do this.”   Last Gaspe Saturday December 8 Grace Episcopal Church 116 West Washington   Visit Last Gaspe’s profile Read more about the event and Last Gaspe on the Friday 8 O’Clock BuzzBin on Tumblr.   Listen to the interview here: more »

Farm to School

Friday, 7 December 2012 | buzz
Farm to School

On Friday December 7, our host Jonathan Zarov speaks about the Farm to School program, aimed at making it easier for Wisconsin public schools to serve locally grown produce to students. Sara Tedeschi, a specialist at the Wisconsin Farm to School Program and works for the Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems at the state level, and Sarah Elliott, from the REAP Program, speak with Jonathan about the program. There is a growing problem with being able to serve schools produce that was grown locally.   Sara explains why this is, “I think it’s another symptom of globalized food system that we have today. Institutional food service settings are very much part of that long-distance network in terms of where that food is coming from…these are pretty low priced buyers as things have evolved, schools including. Schools don’t really get a chance to participate in that food system outside of that larger infrastructure.”   The Wisconsin Farm to School program has received growing attention and support across the state, with support extending from the schools, medical and public health, agriculture, and transportation sectors, ”We’re seeing a great synergy coming around this issue to help make it happen. It’s not necessarily easier to make it happen, but definitely much broader agreement in working it out.”   Sarah focuses on Madison: “This past year, the school district has really made some amazing leaps towards bringing local foods into its school meal program…” As a result of a pilot program this October, in honor of National Farm to School Month, four different elementary schools in the district have been provided with salad bars to have at lunch. Now, the school district is planning to apply for a grant through the Whole Kids Foundation to provide all schools in the district with salad bars.   Sarah explains the issue is easier to address in some of the smaller communities in Wisconsin, which have smaller student to teacher ratio, where they are better equipped to provide students with fruits and vegetables that are locally grown.   Learn about the Farm to School Program Learn about the REAP Food Group and its work with schools Listen to the interview here: more »

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