It’s a split show today! First, we hear from Karl Grossman about his research on weaponizing outer space in the wake of President Trump’s recent directive to establish a U.S. military space force. In the second segment, Dr. Hilda Lloréns and Sarah Molinari give us an update on hurricane recovery and the citizens’ debt audit […]
This Sunday is Madison’s annual OutReach Pride Parade, but what should be a celebratory event has recently come under some controversy over whether Madison Police should be allowed to formally participate in the event. After last year’s parade, some members of the LGBTQ+ community and communities of color objected to the number of armed, uniformed […]
What happened to the Wisconsin Idea? On today’s show, Allen interviews author Dan Kaufman about Wisconsin’s progressive roots. The people of Wisconsin have long believed in protecting natural resources and supporting public education and the university. However, Kaufman argues that the rise of Scott Walker and other conservative influences in the state have led to the dismantling of […]
As the demographics of the U.S. change, many organizations are working to adjust their approach to workplace culture and equity for their employees. On today’s episode, host Harry Hawkins and guests Lindsey Johnson and Marie Stolzenburg of Nehemiah Community Development Corporation have an honest conversation about multiculturalism in the workplace and what it means to create an inclusive work […]
Carolyn Byers and Brenna Marsicek from the Madison Audubon Society stop in to the 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk about birds and monarchs — yes, butterflies are also being studied by the Audubon Society as they become more threatened.
It’s primary election day in Wisconsin! On today’s episode, hear a variety of election perspectives with guest host Gil Halsted. First, we talk with Matthew Rothschild of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign to get a bird’s-eye view of election issues, including campaign finance. Next, we discuss the relationship between prison reform and elections with Eric Howland […]