Madison musician Josh Cohen is fighting a unique battle for the right to amplification. A City of Madison ordinance limits the use of amplification for musicians — but Cohen says that infringes on his right to express himself. Cohen sat down with Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov on January 31 to talk about his ongoing […]
A new fund helps support the work of women artists. Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov sat down with the fund’s creators, Brenda Baker and Bird Ross, to learn about the state of art in Wisconsin.
In a time of fake news and misinformation, one scholar is untangling how conspiracy theories are formed and spread. Jordan Foley is a grad student at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and his research focuses on political polarization, media effects, political psychology, and civic participation. He joins Buzz host Jonathan Zarov in the […]
The Bodgery is a community makerspace with a proclaimed “literal ton of tools.” It’s the first to move into OM Station, the site of the former Oscar Mayer plant on Madison’s east side. The shop, located at 740 Oscar Avenue, is open to the public for tours every Monday 6-8pm and Friday 7-10 pm. Joining […]
The management of Overture Center for the Arts has managed to upstage their run of Miss Saigon even before a note’s been sung. In response to objections over problematic narratives in Miss Saigon, the story of a romance between a young Vietnamese woman and an American G.I. during the Vietnam War, the Overture Center partnered […]
The popular poetry and prose writer Mary Oliver—known for her meditations on the natural and spiritual world—passed away on Thursday. Widely read in introductory English classes, but sometimes shunned by “fancy critics,” Oliver won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984 for her fifth collection of poetry, American Primitive, and the National Book Award in 1992 for […]