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Tandem Press: Twenty-Five Years

Friday, 21 December 2012 | buzz
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On Friday, December 21, our guest host Jan Levine Thal speaks with Jason Ruhl of the UW-affiliated Tandem Press. He is the founding member of the artist group “No Fun”, co-director of online gallery Red Rocket, and contributing member of Art*O*Mat. He is here to speak about the Tandem Press exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art. Tandem Press is celebrating its twenty-five year anniversary.   Says Jason, “the exhibit is a selection of the artists we’ve worked with over the past 25 years. It showcases the different print making techniques we do at the shop. You can see a couple of our projects that are good to see in a large space like the Chazen. One would be An American Alphabet, by Robert Cottingham – it’s a series of lithos that was done over a series of 14 years, and it’s the entire alphabet A-Z, so you get to see it in one space. Normally, we just get to see things one or two at a time.”   Click here for full details on the exhibition. Tandem Press: Twenty-FiveYears Chazen Museum of Art: Pleasant T. Rowland Galleries Dec 8 – Feb 3   Visit Tandem Press online. Visit the Chazen Museum of Art.     Listen to the interview here:   more »

UW-Madison Professor Mary Layoun

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 | buzz
Mary Layoun

 On Wednesday November 7, host Jan Miyasaki spoke with Mary Layoun, Chair and Professor of Comparative Literature at UW-Madison. She spoke about the toxicity of political life and the campaign. Mary explains,“The toxicity is worse than I have ever seen it. And the money involved…is just stunning. That piece is so deeply broken, and I would hope that we can come up with ways to address that toxicity. I don’t think we can wait for anybody to fix it…”   Layoun believes that it is important to reclaim democracy at the grassroots level. She comments on the ‘big picture issues’, including campaign finance reform and the use of stealth surveillance systems. She believes that the American public must become more aware of the U.S. Foreign policy and the events occuring in the world. Jan asks Layoun to comment on the distinctiveness between the two crowds present for Romney and Obama last night,“one of the things leaders can do is open a space rhetorically where the rest of us can come in and in fact be integrated… that’s something a leader can enable in multiple ways, party by deliberate inclusion and paying attention to who small groups are supported.”   When Jan asks Mary which question she would present to the President, she explains that she would ask, “How are you going to empower ordinary americans in the next four years to be engaged, to address the multiple problems of this society, rhetorically, materially, and politically, to work together?”   Listen to the interview here: more »

Space Convention (Friday, July 13)

Friday, 13 July 2012 | buzz

Friday, July 13 our host Jonathan Zarov interviewed Jake Rohrig and Tyler Van Fossen, two of the University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers that designed a probe to one of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, which earned their team a spot at the International Space Conference in Toulouse, France. For more information on the probe, click the hyperlink: http://www.news.wisc.edu/20780 For more information on the International Space Conference, click the hyperlink: http://www.planetaryprobe.org/ more »

Alfred W. McCoy (Wednesday, July 11)

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 | buzz

Wednesday, July 11 our host Jan Miyasaki played a recording of a talk by Doctor Alfred McCoy, author of several books such as The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asian, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity of the Global Drug Trade, and Torture and Impunity (Critical Human Rights). Also the J.R.W. Smail Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. McCoy speaks about the April meeting of the United Nations Association. For more information on Alfred McCoy visit this website: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/JFKmccoyA.htm   For more information on the United Nations April meeting, visit this website: http://unispal.un.org/databases/dprtest/ngoweb.nsf/ViewTemplate%20for%20v_Cal more »

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