Diane Nash, co-founder and strategist for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, spoke in Madison last Wednesday at Edgewood College. Among her many accomplishments during the civil rights era Nash led the 1961 Freedom Rides, worked with the Southern Leadership Council, and engineered the Lunch-counter integration Sit-ins in Nashville. The 8 O’Clock Buzz captured audio from her talk on smart civil disobedience. “Voting is important but voting is not nearly enough. You spend ten minutes in the voting booth every two years and think that you are going to have the kind of society that you want. It is just not happening.”
With Governor Scott Walker proposing dramatic changes to the public education system in Wisconsin the upcoming school board elections in Madison are quite significant. Wondering what the Madison School Board Candidates are saying at the public forums? Well, the Monday morning Buzz has your back. On this page you will find both audio and video from the public hearing.
On Friday, March 22nd, the 8 O’Clock Buzz featured an excerpt from Democracy Now. The segment features Amy Goodman and Arundhati Roy speaking about the Iraq war. Ten years ago the Iraq war began. Below is the video of the segment that was played on today’s Buzz.
On Friday, March 22nd, the 8 O’Clock Buzz invited members of the Fresco Opera to talk about their upcoming performance, “The Real Divas Of Dane County.” March 22nd (TODAY), 23rd, 24th at the Overture Center for the Arts.
Not everyone’s ready to give up Saturday mail. Fans of the post office will rally at the main Madison branch at 3903 Milwaukee Street on Sunday from 2PM to 4PM. Congressman Mark Pocan is expected to speak.
Host, Jan Miyasaki, of the Wednesday morning, 8 O’Clock Buzz, was joined Erin Aagesen, Director of Health and Literacy at Wisconsin Literacy. Wisconsin Literacy Mission Statement: “Wisconsin Literacy’s vision is to strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce, families and communities through literacy. We pursue that vision by supporting adult, family and workplace literacy programs statewide […]