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On Thursday, June 20th 8 O’Clock Buzz, host Tony Casteneda was joined by Barbara Wright and Dave Haldiman to talk about their video series “Tasty Guide to a Healthy Planet“. This series is aimed at pushing people who are interested in eating sustainably but aren’t sure about how to use ‘all those vegetables’ towards buying local and organic foods. The videos are of people, places, and foods – who they are, where they are, and how to get involved. Listen to the entire interview to learn more:read article »
Tony Casteneda was joined on the June 20th Buzz by Mike Rothschild to talk about Make Music Madison, a Madison musical festival that will be happening all around the city tomorrow, June 21st from 7:30am to 9pm. Over 120 bands will be playing around the city during this time. You can visit the website to find out the showtimes and locations! Everyone is also invited to get involved – go out and play, listen or upload pictures to the Make Music Madison Flickr and Youtube channels. Learn more and listen to the interview:read article »
Bright and early on the Thursday, June 20th 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Casteneda talked with State Representative Cory Mason from Racine County. They talked about the State budget discussion – or lack thereof – that is happening currently.read article »
On the Wednesday morning 8 O’Clock Buzz, host Jan Miyasaki was joined by Carl Gibson of Shut the Chamber campaign. This campaign seeks to expose and hinder the corporate interests that affect public policy and specifically budgets that are tailored to those interests. The campaign will be holding an event tomorrow at the Capitol where they will humorously auction off “worker’s rights” to expose what the current Wisconsin budget would do. Listen to the interview:read article »
Jan Miyasaki was joined on the Wednesday morning Buzz by Jonathan Brater from the Brennan Center for Justice, an attorney who has worked for voting rights and fair districting. They discussed the Arizona vs. Inter Tribal Council case, where the state of Arizona attempted to require proof of citizenship when registering to vote. This referendum was struck down by the Supreme Court, reaffirming federal control of national elections. Brater discussed the legal implications of this ruling as well as the upcoming Shelby vs. Holder case. Listen to the entire interview to learn more:read article »
On the Wednesday, June 19th Buzz, host Jan Miyasaki was joined by Michael Basford to talk about the affordable housing crisis in Madison and homelessness, especially homelessness of persons affected by severe mental illness. Basford is the associate director of Housing Initiatives, which increases the supply of affordable housing as well as provides mental health services for those who need them. Listen to the entire show here:read article »
On the second half of the June 18th Buzz, Kristen Sorenson joined sub hosts Hedi Rudd and Donna Parker to talk about some of the programs through the Urban League of Greater Madison. Listen to the entire interview here:read article »
On the Tuesday, June 18th 8 O’Clock Buzz, sub hosts Hedi Rudd and Donna Parker from the Urban League of Greater Madison interviewed Carrie Morgan about her Expedition Reign Summer Camp, recently established in Madison. The camp is eight weeks long, with enrollment optional week-by-week.read article »
At the end of the June 17th Monday Buzz, professor of music at UW-Madison Dan Grabois joined Brian Standing to talk about his work with an improvisational mix of a French Horn sound with software that provides an electronic sound. Essentially, he is trying out an electric French Horn. Inter-spliced with samples of this experimental music, Grabois explained his improvisational process, and how he sees the mixing of musical genres (from classical to contemporary) as the constant movement and interweaving of sound over time. Listen to the entire interview:read article »
Last weekend, Madison hosted the 2013 Rustbelt Poetry Slam – a Midwest Regional poetry slam. Darian Wilson joined host Brian Standing to talk about how it went. He also shared one of his own poems on the air. A poetry slam will be coming up at the Electric Earth Cafe this Thursday, 6-8pm. Listen to the show:read article »