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Hate Bugs? Want To Know If They Will Invade Wisconsin This Summer?

04/8/13 11:47 AM | buzz

housecentipede2 copy The snow is gone, the rain is here, and the bugs are coming! How bad will it be? And what can we expect in years to come? Zoologist Warren Porter brings us the latest on Wisconsin climate and wildlife.

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Not Just The Bees: Bayer’s Pesticide May Harm Birds, Too

04/8/13 11:45 AM | buzz

Jimmy Smith/Flickr Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, April 8, 2013, to talk about Bayer’s pesticides, A pesticide that is mainstream in farming and agriculture, used because it is extremely effective in eliminating unwanted insects. However, studies show this pesticide is also responsible for harming bees and birds.

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Monday Buzz Vox Pop Poem of the Week 4/8/2013

04/8/13 11:17 AM | buzz

voicemail copy This week Taylor Scott, an undergraduate and First Wave poetry scholar at UW Madison, called in to the vox popline and left a poem message. Listen to Scott’s poem at the bottom of the page.

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GIDEON’S ARMY, The Criminal Justice System On Display At The Wisconsin Film Festival

04/8/13 10:56 AM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-04-08 at 10.50.30 AM GIDEON’S ARMY follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in the Deep South challenging the assumptions that drive a criminal justice system strained to the breaking point.

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The Education Crisis In Chicago And Defending Public Education From Corporate Takeover

04/5/13 12:12 PM | buzz

51aAd8Rw5hL Joining the Friday, 8 O’ Clock Buzz, on April 5, 2013, Todd Price and Elaine Weiss. The two joined the show to talk about the many Chicago schools scheduled to be closed.

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The Shock Of The Banal: Mad Men’s Progressive Realism

04/5/13 11:51 AM | buzz

Mad_Men-magnum Joining the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Friday, April 5, 2013, UW Madison author and UWMadison professor, Caroline Levine. Caroline Levine wrote the essay, “The Shock of the Banal: Mad Men’s Progressive Realism”

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Justice For Derek Williams Rally In Milwaukee

04/4/13 10:42 AM | buzz

8027908228_e402ccd439_z In July, 2011, Derek Williams, father of three, died in police custody. A dash-cam video of his last moments alive, during which he pleaded for help for 8 minutes, sparked outrage that has spurred a movement

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The Spring Election Results

04/3/13 10:35 AM | buzz

vote   On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, Molly Stentz joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz with Jan Miyasaki to bring you the spring election results.   Molly Stentz is the News and Public Affairs Facilitator at WORT. Listen to the audio below:  

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One On One With Wayne Strong

04/2/13 11:20 AM | buzz

51449b5a352fa.preview-620       On the day of the election, Wayne Strong stopped by WORT to talk with Aaron Perry about his campaign for School Board. He is running for the third seat.   Listen to the entire interview below:

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Brain Brawn And Body: A Health Website For African American Men

04/2/13 11:14 AM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 11.07.57 AM   Eric Vonn joined Aaron Perry on the 8 O’Clock Buzz to talk about his organization, Brain Brawn and Body. Brain Brawn and Body is a website dedicated to the promotion of the health for African American men.   Listen to the entire interview below  

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