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The Annual Cardboard Animal Parade

05/28/13 10:33 AM | buzz

Procession-of-the-Species-2010-043-1024x682     Cultural reporter, Lisa Nunez, reports on the annual Procession of the Species art parade that celebrates biodiversity and is part of the Summer Solstice Festival.    

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Medea Benjamin Telling Off CIA Director, John O. Brennan

05/27/13 12:17 PM | buzz

Medea_Benjamin_ejected This week, the Monday morning 8 O ‘Clock Buzz highlights another outburst she had back in May, 2012, at the Wilson Center in Washington DC, during a speech by CIA director, John O. Brennan.

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Madison Area Music Association Celebrating 10 Years Of Music

05/27/13 12:00 PM | buzz

mamas_logo Rick Tvedt, Executive Director of the Madison Area Music Association, joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, May 27, 2013, to talk with host, Brian Standing. The Madison Area Music Association is celebrating 10 years of music.     Tickets for the 10th Annual Madison Area Music Awards are on sale now at the Overture Center Box Office and online at www.overturecenter.com.    

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Rising Temperatures In Wisconsin And How They Will Effect Trout Populations

05/27/13 11:46 AM | buzz

Fish illustrations by Virgil Beck, courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.     At the top of the hour of the Monday morning 8 O’Clock Buzz, Jake Vander Zanden from the Center For Limnology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, joined Brian Standing to talk about Trout Fishing In Wisconsin. Do you think Richard Brautigan wrote a book about that too? Trout fishing is good in Wisconsin right now but as climate change continues and the average temperature of Wisconsin continues to rise (about 4 to 9 degrees in the next 10 years scientists predict) it will have a drastic effect on Wisconsin’s trout population. Listen to the interview to find out more:  

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You Flush It Down, But Where Does It Go? Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District Explains.

05/27/13 11:20 AM | buzz

PlantAerial Joining Brian Standing on the 8 O’Clock Buzz on May 27, 2013, was Michael Mucha, Chief Engineer and Director, and Paul Nehm, director of operations and maintenance at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. This informative interview explains the complicated process of a cities sewer system. In short, said Michael Muchsa, “it’s a process, very generally, of gravity and biology.” Though the subject can make some of us laugh and some of us feel a little sick, the work is complicated and extraordinarily important. Listen to the interview below to find out more:

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The VoxPop Line, Leave Us A Message And We Will Play It On The Radio

05/27/13 9:56 AM | buzz

LeaveAMessage The Monday morning Buzz with Brian Standing is accepting your messages. Have a song, a poem, a rant, something you want to get off your chest? We want you to call in to the WORT VoxPop line and leave a message.   Rules? Limit the message to under five minutes. Keep the FCC happy by avoiding those seven words you can’t say on air.   Call 608-622-7899 and leave your message at the tone.   A Message from a previous weeks:    

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Disability Pride Festival Big Kick Off

05/24/13 5:45 PM | buzz

Disability-Pride-Madison-Logo Joining Jonathan Zarov on Friday, May 24, 2013, was Jim Glozier. Glozier is on the Steering Committee and also on the Logistics Committee for Disability Pride Madison. Today is the Kick-off event at the Brink Lounge at 7pm. Madison’s own, Johnny Walsh, will be doing a comedic performance. Disability Pride Festival is on July 27th, 2013.  

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Annual REAP fundraiser, Burgers And Brew, Is Coming Up!

05/24/13 5:41 PM | buzz

2013_bb_poster_web2 Joining Jonathan Zarov on Friday, May 24, 2013, to talk about the 6th annual REAP Food Group benefit, was Theresa Feiner and Phillip Hurley. Theresa Feiner is the Buy Fresh Buy Local Program Manager for REAP, and Phillip Hurley is a restaurant owner in the Madison area. REAP is a organization dedicated to sustainability food systems. Learn more about REAP here.

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50 Public Schools To Close In Chicago

05/23/13 11:28 AM | buzz

Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune /May 22, 2013 Joining Tony Casteneda, host of the 8 O’Clock Buzz, on Thursday, May 23, 2013, was Pauline Lipman. Lipman is a professor of Educational Policy Studies and Director of the Collaborative For Equality And Justice In Education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Also joining the 8 O’Clock Buzz, activist and photojournalist, Jenna Pope.

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Missouri v. McNeely

05/22/13 1:34 PM | buzz

blogs.lawyers.com The fourth amendment to the United States Constitution is supposed to protect citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures by government agents. But who decides what searches are unreasonable? That question is debated in the courts.

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