Like 2017, 2011 started out as a year of rebellion. By February of that year, hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets in such diverse places as Cairo, Egypt, Madrid, Spain and Madison, Wisconsin to protest austerity measures proposed by their governments. During those early months of 2011, a new tactic emerged: people engineered […]
Cris and Ann Plata, with and without their band, Extra Hot, have become staples of Madison’s music scene. Ann Plata produced Cris’s latest album “Migration Road,” a potpourri of musical styles charting Cris’s lifelong journey from Poteet, Texas to Columbus, Wisconsin. Cris and Ann join 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing, in the studio.
The last time The 8 O’Clock Buzz featured cartoonist Ted Rall was June of 2016. That was only eight months ago, but the world is already a very different place.Last June, Donald Trump had only just secured the Republican nomination, most pundits believed the Donald would soon descend into irrelevancy and Rall’s graphic novel biography, […]
On Thursday, 2/2, two dozen bicycles bolted to the floor will try to take the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art for a ride around the block. Can they unmoor the museum building from its foundation? Time will tell. It’s Art Velo, the second annual installment of an exercise, art and music fundraiser for MMOCA. Joining […]
In his first 10 days in office, President Donald Trump has already established an ambitious and far-reaching agenda. Through an aggressive use of executive orders, Trump has already started the process of undoing the Affordable Care Act, issued gag orders on dozens of federal agencies, banned immigration from seven countries with majority Muslim populations, dumped […]
In the wake of the ascension of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States, the Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz continues its series of interviews on internet privacy. Last week, we talked to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who spoke about their efforts to harden servers, and encrypt e-mail accounts. Today, we hear from the […]