Phyllis Hasbrouck represents the West Waubesa Preservation Coalition. She joined us by phone to talk about the recent dangers effecting Lake Waubesa, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Hasbrouck is also the director of Fitchburg Fields, a Nonprofit that promotes sustainability and healthy living. She was, however, strictly speaking on behalf on the Waubesa […]
Bonnie Blair O’Connor, co-author of brand new book, “Beyond The Checklist: What Else Healthcare Can Learn From Aviation, Teamwork, And Safety.” She joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz, by phone, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The book was written by three very different authors, Susan Gordon, a journalist, Patrick Mendenhall, a pilot, and Bonnie Blair O’Connor, […]
On Tuesday March 12th, host Anjuli Brekke talked with Dr. Michael Dorsey about the Obama administration and environmental policy. Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced in December that she will be stepping down. She has been a crucial voice regarding environmental policy during Obama’s first term. Now, as Obama starts his second term as President, Anjuli and Dr. Dorsey spent the hour reviewing the impacts of the past four years on the environment and looking ahead to the future.
Congressman Mark Pocan joined the Tuesday, 8 O’Clock Buzz, on March 12, 2013. The freshman Congressman is a member of the budget House committee. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow, March, 13, 2013.
Steve Fitzsimmons and Chad Woodward from the Midwest Severe Storm Tracking & Response Center talk about tornado spotters, the coming tornado season, severe weather issues, differences between watches and warnings, answers to frequent questions like, “Do tornados avoid lakes?” and training opportunities for anyone interested in becoming a tornado spotter (as opposed to an untrained […]
On Monday March 11th, host John Quinlan interviewed author and psychotherapist Chana Wilson. In “Riding Fury Home: A Memoir,” Wilson chronicles the destructive influence of so-called “reparative therapy” on her family in the 1950s and 60s, what was, in effect, an attempt to use the mental health system to “fix” her lesbian mom and normalize her. She raises these issues at a time when the California legislature has just passed a law that prohibits this kind of coercive therapy for minors, a law now being challenged in court by social conservatives.