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In 2011, Senate Republicans blocked the appointment of Richard Cordray to director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). President Obama, in response, appointed him while the Senate was in recess. Now, in 2013, Republican senators have called for his re-appointment and promise to filibuster. Tom Feltner of the Consumer Federation of America joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, July 8th to discuss the controversy surrounding this upcoming vote.read article »
Karma Chavez, professor of Communications at U.W.-Madison, joined the Monday Buzz to discuss her views on the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) rulings on Proposition 8 in the Hollingsworth v. Perry case, and DOMA in the United States v. Windsor case.read article »
On Tuesday, July 2nd a pair of NSA recruiters showed up on the U.W. Madison campus to pitch their organization to up-and-coming Middle Eastern language students. Little did they know that instead of an eager crowd of prospective employees, they would be faced by angry students demanding answers.read article »
Scott Long joined the Buzz to gives us an update on the current events in Cairo – are the Egyptians jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire?read article »
Professor Jennifer Loewenstien joined the 8 O’clock Buzz to give us an update on Palestine and Egypt.read article »
Hebron, Palestine: Israeli soldiers are making arrests. But there is something wrong with this picture – the people arrested children.read article »
Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo was a senior party analyst at the US EPA – before she became a whistleblower. Now she is the founder of the No FEAR institute and No FEAR coalition, which seeks to protect whistleblowers from employer retaliation and harassment. She joined Jan Miyasaki on the Wednesday Buzz to tell her personal story.read article »
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joined the Tuesday 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk about challenges, issues, and his future goals for the county.read article »
Have you ever wanted to project your thoughts into space, or create a work of art by simply walking in front of a white wall? All this may be possible. Technical artist Nathaniel Stern joins the Buzz to talk about his latest interactive art and give an update on his “Tweets in Space” program.read article »
Musique Electronique will take place as a side tent at La Fête de Marquette on July 11-14, along South Dickinson Street in Madison.The festival is a world-wide music event and showcases many different cultures and types of music of french influence. Performing this year are DJs Luke Solomon and DJ Fortune.read article »