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Pam Andros, Director of Dane Arts (a.k.a. Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission) came by the studio on Monday, February 18, 2013, to talk with Brian Standing about the art opportunities happening through the county arts program. The organization supports local arts and culture projects, primarily done through grant programs. They also have a new fundraising tool called “Power2Give,” which they talk about in detail more in the interview. Listen the interview below:read article »
Stephen Kantrowitz’s new book is “More Than Freedom: Fighting for Black Citizenship in a White Republic, 1829-1889”. He is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kantrowitz joined the Buzz to talk about Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained.read article »
It’s full steam ahead for our second annual Steampunk Adult Swim! Polish your goggles and wax that mustache, and join us for a night of grownup fun. Play Victorian parlor games, join the fashion-invention showcase, and have your cards read in our rooftop Tea Room. Entertainment by the First Brigade Band, DJ Doctor Oxygen, James the Magician and more!read article »
More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time and remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” As the Associated Press says, “West Side Story remains Broadway’s best dancedriven musical. Five decades have not dimmed the extraordinary choreography or the score that pulsates throughout.”read article »
Paul Abramson is a neighborhood activist on the East Side. He is on the Board of Directors with the Wil-mar Neighborhood Center. The 30 year old organization is well loved and always in the black, said Abramson, when asked if his organization was in trouble. He went on to say that they have been doing quite well, financially, which is unusual for a nonprofit. Abramson talks about the organizations history and also what it plans to do in the future. The neighborhoods of Madison have undergone a lot of change in the last 30 years, including significant rises in property values. Because of this the mission of the Wil-mar center has to change. Listen to the interview to find out more:read article »
Mike McCabe, Executive Director of Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. A nonprofit nonpartisan watchdog group dedicated to clean government. McCabe spoke candidly about the State of the Union address. “I’ve grown tired of what they say,” he said and then added, “What they do is what matters.”read article »
Joining WORT over the phone on February 13, 2013, was Nikole Hannah-Jones. She is an investigative reporter at ProPublica, the public interest newsroom. She recently published an article on February 8, 2013, titled: How the Supreme Court Could Scuttle Critical Fair Housing Rule. She joined the Buzz to talk about fighting housing discrimination. Bio from ProPublica:read article »
Phyllis Hasbrouck, of Madison, represents the West Waubesa Preservation Coalition. She joins us by phone to talk about the recent dangers effecting Lake Waubesa. Hasbrouck is also the director of Fitchburg Fields, a Nonprofit that promotes sustainability and healthy living. She was, however, strictly speaking on behalf on the Waubesa Preservation Coalition today.read article »
Roy Boone, former UWMadison basketball player, joined the Buzz by phone on February 12, 2013. Life after basketball is still basketball, actually. Boone stays busy with city leagues. “Just dominating the city league.” he joked with Perry after Perry asked him how the league was going. Boone is also very involved in the community. He works with the Dane County Juvenile court system as a mentor and supervisor to troubled young adults. Listen to the interview below:read article »
Mariah Janice was told by her physicians that she was morbidly obese and pre-diabetic. She, a recent mother of two, decided she was going to do something to change that. Today she is a personal trainer. Janice first came on the program in early January and joined Aaron Perry for a second time on February 12, 2013, to talk about the hardest part of exercising. Getting started.read article »