Two of the perennial bright spots in the dark Madison winters will be soon upon us: the 29th annual Folk Ball on January 27th — this year in the unfamiliar locale of Union South — and Yid Vicious’ 22nd traditional Groundhog Day — or close enough, February 4th — concert at Mother Fools Coffeehouse . […]
The new movie The Emissary from writer/director/actor Tim Erskine. Erskine an Indiana native, shot the sci-fi comedy entirely in his family’s ancestral home, Wisconsin’s Door County. The movie will screen this Friday, January 13th at the Threshold event venue, 2717 Atwood Avenue in Madison. Tim Erskine joins the Buzz and Brian Standing by phone.
An estimated 795 million people around the world do not have enough food to eat. Yet close to half of all the food produced worldwide is thrown away each year. Tuesday evening, January 10, 2017 evening at the High Noon Saloon, Madison Traffic Garden and Healthy Food For All Dane County will host an encore […]
Two years ago, Jenie Gao gave up a secure, full-time job in manufacturing to take up a career as an artist. Since then, she’s done residencies in Argentina and Chile and now lands at the Madison Central Library as the Bubbler Artist in Residence for January and February. Jenie Gao joins Brian Standing in the […]
Madison’s spoken word scene has flourished for a number of years now. Back in 2008, the city hosted the National Poetry Slam, putting it in on the poetry slam map of larger metro areas like Boston, Oakland, and Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, Madison’s local scene continues to thrive, with the venerable Urban Spoken Word performance every […]
Eight O’Clock host Brian Standing talks with Jeanne Massey, Executive Director of FairVote Minnesota. For over a decade, FairVote Minnesota has championed ranked-choice voting as a way to improve elections and governance statewide. Ranked-choice voting is already in place in a dozen cities in the United States, helping to elect innovative new mayors like Betsy […]