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The reason we are able to celebrate disability pride is because 23 years ago today, the rights of persons with disabilities were acknowledged by the U.S. government. Pride festivals have occurred across the U.S. for about 10 years, but on Saturday, July 27th Madison will hold their First Annual Disability Pride Festival.read article »
Whitney Derendinger, actor with a MFA from U.W.-Madison, joined sub-host Gail Knopp-Baker on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss his monologue “Pounding Nails Into the Floor With My Forehead”.read article »
On July 19, the owner of Grampa’s received a complaint from a patron about a breastfeeding mother at a nearby table. The owner, Gilbert Altschul, then went over to the mother and asked if she would go into the front dining room, which was empty. This incident created an uproar. Alison Dodge, co-founder of Happy Bambino and founding board member of Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin, joined Friday sub-host Gail Knopp-Baker on the 8 O’clock Buzz to discuss the breastfeeding incident at Grampa’s Pizzeria and talk more about breastfeeding in general.read article »
Right now, the corner of Knickerbocker St. and Monroe St. in Madison houses the Town & Country gas station. In the near future, it could be the home of a 3-1/2 story, 21 unit apartment building with garage and commercial space.read article »
On Thursday, July 25th, Craig Spaulding, resident of the Atwood neighborhood, and Dan Melton, President of the Atwood Neighborhood Association, joined our host Tony Castaneda on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss the Madison Kipp Corporation’s concerning environmental practices.read article »
“Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America” was written by John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney. It analyzes the true nature of a democracy when money is involved in politics.read article »
Jazz for the Jail is an upcoming music fundraiser to help support the Jail Ministry project, which provides spiritual help to those who are in jail (not prison) and therefore not guaranteed it.read article »
There are so many emotions still surrounding the acquittal of George Zimmerman – anger, sadness, distrust and a feeling of injustice. Milele Chikasa Anana, President of Umoja Magazine, Haywood Simmons, Owner of Phitness Plus, and Jackie and Darius Hunt joined Aaron Perry on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss the legacy of this verdict.read article »
Haywood Simmons joined our host Aaron Perry on the 8 O’clock Buzz to discuss Phitness Plus. Haywood Simmons is not only the owner and founder of this radical “phitness” program, but also a former Badger football star. He started at UW-Madison in ’91 and was on the team for the school’s first Rose Bowl win in ’93-’94. In addition, Haywood struggled with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure as a child.read article »
Jon Michael Rasmus and Nichole Fromm have finally finished their Madison Eats blog, where they cataloged the experience of eating through the Isthmus’ Eats list in alphabetical order. JM Rasmus joined the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz to describe this adventure.read article »