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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.read article »
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.read article »
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”read article »
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 movementread article »
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:read article »
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:read article »
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 belowread article »
On April 1st, 2013, Mario Koran, from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, talked to WORT about how the state’s GPS tracking of offenders is falling short. After being released from prison many former inmates on parole wear a Global Positioning System (GPS) ankle monitor. A tracking device, which for some, will be around their ankle for the rest of their lives. In Koran’s investigation he finds that many GPS devices are continuously malfunctioning and notifying authorities that the former inmates are in violation of their parole. This then leads to a wrongful arrest and jail time. Listen to the entire interview below and read Mario Koran’s investigation here.read article »
Tom Neale (a.k.a. Captain Zero) left a message! Neale called in last week and left a poem on our voicemail. Celebrate national poetry month: call the 8 O’Clock Buzz’s VoxPop line at 608-622-7899 and record your poem at the tone. Listen to Tom Neale’s poem below:read article »
Joining the Monday morning 8 O’Clock Buzz on April 1st, 2013, was both candidates for the 3rd seat of the Madison School Board, Dean Loumos and Wayne Strong. The election is tomorrow, April 2nd. Be sure to listen to both interviews as the candidates have very different approaches to education. For more information on who is running tomorrow and more information about each candidate, go here. Listen to the interviews of Dean Loumos and Wayne Strong below.read article »