Rare Plant, Kitschy Spirit, Dirtnap — these names should sound familiar to those in Madison’s local music scene. Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov speaks with journalist Allison Geyer about her Isthmus cover story on Madison’s independent record labels and their origins. Also chiming in is in-house DJ Ankur Malhotra, of the Madison and New Delhi-based […]
Kinky Friedman is a country music singer-songwriter, writer, and politician. He formed the group Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys in 1971 and recorded his debut album, Sold American, in Nashville at Glaser Sound Studios. The band went on to play the Grand Ole Opry and join Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour in […]
A new study finds that children who experience severe stress as kids develop different kinds of genetic markers than those who have relatively tranquil upbringings. Friday host Jonathan Zarov speaks with Dr. Leslie Seltzer, researcher at the Waisman Center and co-lead author of this study in the emerging scientific field of epigenetics.
Join us for a Musicians For WORT benefit at the Harmony Bar on Saturday July 14 featuring The Civil Engineers and Swamp Thing! Swamp Thing was a mid-80s Madison band known for playing danceable songs about animals, food, banana republics, and beautiful communists. Fronted by WORT’s own Jonathan Zarov (host of the Friday 8 O’Clock […]
WisCon is a feminist science fiction and fantasy convention with a feminist/social justice focus that’s held each year over Memorial Day Weekend in Madison. This year’s forty-second annual WisCon starts Friday, May 25th and lasts through Monday, May 28th. Joining Friday Buzz host Jonathan Zarov in the studio to tell us all about this sci […]
Soon, Wisconsin will be closing the Lincoln Hills juvenile detention center and dispersing residents to the counties, which means that the Dane County Board needs to create a means to receive the children into our community. Next week, a panel presented by the Madison organization MOSES (Madison Organizing in Strength, Equality, and Solidarity) will discuss […]