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Is There Still Hope for Democracy in Egypt?

08/28/13 5:15 PM | buzz

sharif-cropped_200 Two and a half years after former President Mubarak’s resignation, the Arab Spring in Egypt has turned sour. The Egyptian military removed Mohamed Morsi, Mubarak’s elected successor from office in a coup d’etat. The aftermath of the coup has been waves of chaos and death, as Morsi supporters and the Egyptian army have clashed in the streets, leaving over 1,000 dead. On August 26, 2013, Democracy Now! and The Nation correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous joined Brian Standing to discuss the latest on the crackdown.

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The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide

08/20/13 12:13 AM | buzz

milkyway What does our galaxy smell like? Believe it or not, that question is a serious one. William H. Waller, an astrophysicist who has taught and studied at the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute, the Goddard Space Center and Tufts University, joined Brian Standing on Monday, August 19, to chat about the radial-armed galaxy we call home. Waller currently teaches science at Rockport Massachussetts High School – lucky students – and is the author of The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide, available from Princeton University Press.

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Tom Philpott on the “Dead Zone”

08/20/13 12:05 AM | buzz

2013deadzonemeasurementlouisianashelfhypoxiamapfinal Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott joined Monday host Brian Standing on August 19, 2013 for his monthly discussion of food and agriculture. This time around, Tom’s talking about the giant, oxygen-sucking, lethal algae blooms that crop up every year in the Gulf of Mexico. Who’s to blame? Us, the food we eat and the way we grow it.

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Milkhouse Radio Live on the Radio

08/19/13 11:57 PM | buzz

101_farmer-radio-comboresize2-960x440 Madison bluegrass mavens Milkhouse Radio got up early on Monday, August 19, to join host Brian Standing on the Buzz. This clip features two original tunes “Cobwebs and Kerosene,” and “Driftless,” as well as a cover of the Gillian Welch / Dave Rawlings tune, “It’s Too Easy.” Milkhouse Radio’s new self-titled CD is available at their live gigs, on iTunes and on Amazon..

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How to Get Arrested for Singing

08/6/13 7:39 AM | buzz

how_to_get_arrested In response to a caller, Monday Buzz host Brian Standing gives listeners advice about what to expect if you are arrested for singing in the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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“The Way of the Knife” A History of CIA Covert Operations

08/6/13 7:31 AM | buzz

Mazetti_Book On its website, the Central Intelligence Agency says that its mission is “collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials.” Not included in that description is “assassination, covert operations, and drone warfare.” Our next guest is the author of “The Way of the Knife” which chronicles the shift of the CIA’s mission from information-gathering to murder. Mark Mazzetti is a national security correspondent for The New York Times. In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington’s response, and he has won numerous other major journalism awards, including the George Polk Award (with colleague Dexter Filkins) and the Livingston Award, for breaking the story of the CIA’s destruction of interrogation videotapes. Mazzetti has also written for the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News & World Report, and The Economist.

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Lost City Music Festival Rocks the Weekend

08/6/13 7:21 AM | buzz

mam241-400 Organizers of Madison’s Lost City Music Festival talked with Brian Standing on Monday August 5th about the upcoming four-day music and comedy event featuring performers from around the Midwest.

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Wisconsin’s Cold Case Squad

08/6/13 7:13 AM | buzz

CIJ_WI_Watch_logo On the Monday, August 5th Buzz, WI Center for Investigative Journalism reporter Matt Barnidge gives Buzz listeners a preview of his report on the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigations’ Cold Case Squad.

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Commentary: Brian Standing Checks on the Health of the First Amendment

08/3/13 4:27 PM | buzz

First amendment rights 07-29-2013: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Seems pretty simple, no? Well, with the hammer coming down on Wisconsin Capitol protestors and the last issue of Madison’s legendary satirical newspaper, Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing took a look at the health of our oldest and most precious constitutional amendment.

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Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Hosts 1st Annual Luncheon

07/30/13 11:19 AM | buzz

The Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Dr. Odom explains the importance of business creation and economic readiness in black communities. In his words,”In some communities a dollar circulates for 20 days, but in the black community a dollar circulates for 6 hours.”

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