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“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 »
Gerry Condon, a member of Veterans For Peace, joined host Jan Miyasaki over the phone from the Bradley Manning trial. He gives an update of the trial and talks about the continuing support Manning has been receiving:read article »
On Wednesday, June 5th, 2013, host Jan Miyasaki spoke with Laura Olah, Executive Director of Citizens for Safe Water around Badger (CSWAB). The group is a member agency of Community Shares of Wisconsin. Laura has been named the Water Conservationist of the Year by the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation.read article »
The President and Congress continue to wrangle over federal student loan rates, which are set to double next month. Dale Knapp of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance tells us what’s at stake for Wisconsin students.read article »
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s Marion Ceraso talks with Brian Standing, host of the Monday morning Buzz, about Milwaukee’s Cryptosporidium outbreak in 1993 and how that incident led to Milwaukee’s hypersensitive water treatment facility that exists today. Read Ceraso’s report here.read article »
Kevin Pellerin and Josh Peterson joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Thursday, May 30, 2013. They are two of the organizers for the upcoming event, Paulie Fest, happening this weekend: May 31st and June 1st, at 7PM, at the High Noon Saloon.read article »