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Over the last two months the Monday morning 8 O’Clock Buzz has had ongoing covered of the mining bill brought before the Wisconsin State Legislature in early January. The bill has been widely criticized as it allows the mining company to bypass environmental laws and to violate Indian treaty laws. We’ve compiled the complete series on this page. Interviews from four different perspectives.read article »
Despite the winter weather advisory, Carl Sack managed to find a dry place to call the Buzz and give us a report on the rally that happened at the state Capitol yesterday. Sack is a Member of The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. The two groups leading the charge at the rally were The Madison Action For Mining Alternatives and Idle No More: The Rally Water Is Our Heritage. The protest is over a mining bill that, if passed, will allow mining companies to bypass environmental laws in northern Wisconsin.read article »
Eddie Domino, nephew of legendary musician Fats Domino, joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Eddie Domino is also a musician. He talks about his life growing up, Fats Domino and his musical career. Listen to the interview to hear his own version of his uncle’s Blueberry Hill.read article »
Joshua Bloom, author of “Black Against The Empire: The History And Politics Of The Black Panther Party,” joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.read article »
Dr. Richard Harris, author of “Growing Up Black in South Madison: An Economic Disenfranchise Of South Madison” spoke with the Buzz on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.read article »
Steven Randall, the director of Steel Index, a global service reporting iron ore and other steel component prices to investors, suppliers and buyers, joined the Buzz from London on February, 25, 2013. He holds a masters of Arts from Cambridge University and brings with him over 25 years of experiences in buying, selling and trading iron.read article »
Interactive artist, Nathaniel Stern, joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Monday, February 25, 2013, to talk with host, Brian Standing, about some of his collaborative web art. Ever wanted to send a text message to an alien life form?read article »
From the University Of Wisconsin Law Department Professor Peter Carstensen joined the 8 O’Clock Buzz on Friday, February 22, 2013, to talk about a farm and food debate being considered by the supreme court on Tuesday of next week.read article »
We get a response to the Governor’s Budget Address from Democratic State Representative Terese Berceau and reporter Rebecca Kemble.read article »
Last week the Department of Energy reported the rate at which nuclear waste was leaking from a nuclear facility in Olympia, Washington. At 560 square miles, Hanford Nuclear Plant is described as the most contaminated nuclear site in the country with an estimated one million gallons of nuclear waste leaked into the soil at present date. Tom Carpenter spoke with the 8 O’clock Buzz by phone on February 20th, 2013. He is the Executive Director at Hanford Challenge, an organization focused on the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear plant site. The facility was created in the 1940’s as part of the Manhattan Project. The site produced the plutonium for the trinity test, the first atomic blast. The site also produced the plutonium for the Fat Man bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. Carpenter spoke with WORT about the whistle blowers from the plant who brought this controversy into the public eye.read article »