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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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State’s GPS Tracking Of Offenders Is Falling Short

04/1/13 5:10 PM | buzz

james-morgan-monitor 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.

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Monday Buzz Poem of the Week 4/1/2013

04/1/13 12:06 PM | buzz

LBJmessage 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:

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Meet The School Board Candidates Before The Election Tomorrow

04/1/13 11:34 AM | buzz

deanWayne                               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.        

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