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On Friday, June 14th Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviewed author and Ph.D. Scott Barry Kaufman about his new book Un-Gifted: The Truth about Talent, Practice, Creativity, and the Many Paths to Greatness. This unique look at how we analyze potential suggests that IQ and standardized testing cannot necessarily sum up a person’s ability to succeed, and asks that we not applaud those individuals who do achieve greatness for managing despite their disabilities, but because of them. Listen to learn more.read article »
On Thursday, June 13th, 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Casteneda talked with Jenna Pope, a photojournalist currently reporting on and photographing the protests in Istanbul, Turkey. Follow her on Facebook to see some of her photos of the protests! Listen to the entire interview:read article »
During the second half of the Wednesday, June 12th Buzz show, host Jan Miyasaki talked with senior fellow of the Urban Institute Justice Policy Center Julie Samuels about the recent Supreme Court Ruling that DNA can be collected upon arrest for a serious crime.read article »
On Wednesday, June 12th, Buzz host Jan Miyasaki talked with Katherine Christenson about the Badger Honor Flight network and her experience with it. Badger Honor Flight is an affiliate of the national Honor Flight network, which allows elderly or terminally ill WWII and now Korean/Vietnam War veterans to visit memorials around the country that have been established in their honor.read article »
On the Tuesday, June 11th 8 O’Clock Buzz, Dannon Green joined host Aaron Perry to talk about the Soul Stroll event coming to Madison this weekend (June 14-15), in conjunction with the Juneteenth fest. This event aims to improve health outcomes for African-American diabetics through lifestyle changes and a promotion of sustainability. After the event, Dannon Green will be performing live comedy – and offered to have everyone take pictures with him afterwards. Listen to learn more.read article »
“Consider Pledging to WORT,” A poem by the producer of the Monday morning Buzz. If you would like to call in and leave us a message we are now accepting poems, songs, stories. Call 608-622-7899 and leave your message at the tone.read article »
Tom Philpott, contributor to Mother Jones, joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, June 10th, to speak with Brian Standing about Shrimp Politics. Sadly, the reasons why shrimp are not even a luxury in places like Wisconsin (I shouldn’t have to tell you that shrimp don’t live in lakes) is not an encouraging story. Read Philpott’s article here. Listen to the interview below to find out more:read article »
The Obama administration has relentlessly gone after whistle blowers which directly contradicts comments Barack Obama made about whistle blowers during his campaign, “They are often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government.” Joining the 8 O’ Clock Buzz on to talk with Brian Standing about the subject, Robert Drechsel. Robert Drechsel, professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin.read article »
Roy Orbison is a musicians musician. The guy that all other songwriters wanted to befriend. He was too cool: Elvis, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Bono and probably everybody else in the business admired his golden voice. John Kurth, author of Rhapsody In Black, a book about Roy Orbison, joined Jonathan Zarov on Friday, June 7, 2013. Listen to the interview below to learn more about the man in permanent Ray-bans.read article »
Jacque Pokorney and Dave Poklinkoski of IBEW Local 2304 joined Tony Castaneda on the Thursday 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk about Fighting Forward 2013 in Madison. Fighting Forward is a national labor and working class summit. This year, the conference takes place in Madison, Wisconsin.read article »