Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, better known by its acronym, CRISPR, is a biochemical technology that allows scientists to precisely edit DNA sequences in cells in a way that the revised genes can be passed on to the next generation. This technology brings with it both promise and dread. On the one hand, it […]
Sound is our most innate and expressive communication medium. We use it to talk to you over frequency modulated radio waves at 89.9 megahertz and through digital audio over the internet at wortfm.org. We are born making sounds and we can understand spoken language before we can walk. Stuart Fowkes is a sound artist from […]
Camp Friends is a Madison-based experimental indie rock band, barely a year old. Their new EP comes out this week. Tony Holmes and Kam Kudick from Camp Friends join Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing in the studio.
As we broadcast, the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched from earth in 1977, is approximately 10.8 billion miles away and has only just left the outer influence of the solar system. Meanwhile, the Large Magellanic Cloud, the closest large galaxy to our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is a mind-boggling 89 million times further away — […]
In June of 2017, New York City Mayor De Blasio released his plan to close New York City’s infamous Rikers Island Detention Facility over the next ten years. DeBlasio did not have an epiphany of benevolence… his grudging support for closure of the jail came only after years of intense community activism, which turned up […]
In the opening of this podcast, you’re hearing Madison-based “mono-member musical entity” Asumaya, otherwise known as musician Luke Bassenuer. Bassenuer has also put together the OtherSounds music series at Art In, with the next installment taking place this Saturday, August 26th featuring New York’s Maratek, Chicago’s Space Blood and Madison’s own Control. Meanwhile, Asumaya takes […]