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Travel Apps and Websites For All Your Globetrotting Needs

06/21/13 2:24 PM | buzz

Jonathan Zarov was joined on the Friday Buzz by Sandee Seiberlich from UW Madison’s Department of Information Technology. She provided us with a list of apps and companion websites that can be helpful while traveling.

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Madison Public Libraries 2.0

06/21/13 2:01 PM | buzz

mpl2_logo Just what is going on with the new Madison Public Library? Trent Miller explains.

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Tasty Guide to a Healthy Planet

06/20/13 3:47 PM | buzz

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:

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Make Music Madison

06/20/13 2:27 PM | buzz

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:  

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Budget Hearing Update

06/20/13 1:59 PM | buzz

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.

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Shut the Chamber Campaign: A State Budget without Principles

06/19/13 10:51 AM | buzz

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:  

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Arizona vs. InterTribal Council

06/19/13 10:33 AM | buzz

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:

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Housing Homeless Persons Affected by Severe Mental Illness

06/19/13 8:32 AM | buzz

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:

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Urban League of Greater Madison: Making the South Side a Destination

06/18/13 2:41 PM | buzz

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:

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Expedition Reign Summer Camp

06/18/13 2:07 PM | buzz

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.

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