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Trayvon Martin Discussion

07/23/13 12:00 PM | buzz

Treyvon Martin 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.

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Phitness Plus

07/23/13 11:00 AM | buzz

Haywood Simmons 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.

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Madison Eats in Alphabetical Order

07/22/13 12:00 PM | buzz

madisonatoz.com JonMichael Rasmus & Nichole Fromm 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.

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Stacked – Opening Of A New Library

07/22/13 11:00 AM | buzz

Madison Public Library Roof As the final touches are being put on the new Madison Public Central Library, Trent Miller and Courtney Davis are busy planning for “Stacked”. The event will take place on Sept. 19, with the official grand opening on Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale mid-August.

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Digital Jesus and How The Web Shapes Religion

07/22/13 9:40 AM | buzz

digital jesus On the Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz, host Brian Standing was joined by Robert Glen Howard, folklorist, communications professor at U.W. Madison and author of Digital Jesus. His work focuses on the folklore in online religion and specifically how this has shaped Christian fundamentalism.

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Are We Delicious?

07/19/13 1:12 PM | buzz

are we delicious This coming July 23rd & 24th, 8 local Madison actors put on an hour show in 8 “tasty” bits. ‘Are We Delicious’ theater group hits Madison once again.

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The Leaving of Things

07/19/13 10:30 AM | buzz

the leaving of things On the Friday, July 19th 8 O’Clock Buzz Jonathan Zarov is joined by author Jay Antani, to discuss his new book “The Leaving of Things”. This book, written as a Ph.D. project by film critic Antani, reflects the cultural shift of a man who grew up in America and then moved back to India with his family.

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What’s New At The Madison Children’s Museum

07/19/13 10:00 AM | buzz

Deborah Gilpin Deborah Gilpin, the new director of the Madison Children’s Museum, joined Jonathan Zarov on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss her move to Madison and her work with developing the museum here. You can also listen to her explain some of those plans in this video. In addition, she explained an upcoming program where young adults who are planning on having children are allowed to tour and get involved in the museum.

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Los Chechos

07/18/13 10:13 AM | buzz

Electric_guitar Alejandro Pumbra of the 7-man Spanish rock-and-roll band Los Chechos joined host Tony Castaneda on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to play a sample of his music and promote his band’s upcoming show at the High Noon Saloon beginning at 6 pm.  

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Wisconsin Is Getting Fracked

07/18/13 10:02 AM | buzz

mama Over the past two years, frac sand mining in Wisconsin has exploded – growing by 160% between 2011 and 2012 alone. PK Hammel of Madison Action for Mining Alternatives joined Tony Casteneda on the Thursday 8 O’Clock Buzz to discuss the the effects of fracking on communities and action to stop it.

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