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This week three poets called in to contribute to the Monday, 8 O’Clock Buzz, Vox Pop Line: Bob Cochin Hansen, an anynonmous poet, and Lisa Nunez. Interested in leaving a poem-message? Celebrate national poetry month with us: call the 8 O’Clock Buzz’s VoxPop line at 608-622-7899 and record your poem at the tone.read article »
If you’re doing time, Books For Prisoners wants to make sure you have, at least, a good book to read. Books For Prisoners have been around since 2006 and not much has changed except their facility has gotten nicer and they continually find ways to send more books each year. Thats all good news. Elizabeth Severson tells us more.read article »
The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced later today. Found Poetry Review doesn’t want to wait — they’re remixing the text of past Pulitzer winners to generate poetry. Today, April 15, 2013, on the 8 O’Clock Buzz we speak with Editor-in-Chief of Found Poetry Review, Jenni B. Baker and contributing, Beth Ayer.read article »
On Monday, April 15, 2013, Trent Miller spoke with Brian Standing about “The Bubbler” series at the Madison Public Library. This is not your grandfather’s library. Throw every notion you’ve ever held about a library out the window and be prepared for pie making, stop motion animation, screen-printing, performance art, and so much more!read article »
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Friday, April 12, 2013. Kennedy is a printer, well known for his social commentary in his posters. He is a rarity, working as a Letter Press Printer in an age of digital media. He sat down with Norman Stockwell to talk about the craft of letter press, it’s recent revival, and his upcoming event tonight, “A Man’s Posters Hangings,” at La follette High School, 702 Pflaum Road. Reception starts at 6:00PM.read article »
Joining the Buzz on April 12, 2013, Folks from Encore Studio! KelsyAnne Schoenhaar and Jon Meister, members of the theater group, joined us today to talk about an upcoming production called, “Real Life.” Encore Studio for the Performing Arts is the only professional theatre company for people with disabilities in the state of Wisconsin.read article »
Every county in Wisconsin elects five citizens to the Conservation Congress, which advises the DNR on how to manage public lands. Dane County has just elected Melissa Smith.read article »
Joining Tony Castaneda in the studio on April 11, 2013, was the Director of the West Habitat Resells Store, Jan Vorchick . ReStores sell new and gently-used home improvement goods, furniture, home accessories, building materials and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The proceeds are used by our local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help build and renovate more homes and communities.read article »
On April 11th, 2013, Amelia Royko Maurer joined Tony Castaneda over the phone to talk about the tragic death of Madison musician Paul Heenan. Heenan was shot to death by a police officer in early November of last year. The circumstances of his death have left many friends and neighbors asking questions about the police’s policies.read article »
Today, April 10, 2013, on the 8 O’Clock Buzz, Jan Levine Thal, subbing in for Jan Miyasaki, was joined by Artistic director of Broom Street Theater, Heather Rakin. Rakin talks about their on going programs at Broom Street. Listen to the interview to learn about the upcoming season and how you can get involved in performance, writing, or behind the scenes experimental theater.read article »