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Democrats in Congress may be taking the lead on marijuana reform, but Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, the Democrat who introduced a bill this week that would make the federal government treat marijuana the way it treats alcohol, says Republicans should see a lot to like in his bill.read article »
La Bomba Waters came by the studio to talk with Tony, our Thursday host, to announce the first ever Madison all female comedy show tonight at 9 PM at the Inferno. Aside from Waters performing, Sarah Connor, the comedian not the robot killer, will be headlining the show. Waters added that Conors is the funniest and sexiest comedian in Madison. Waters also talked about the comedy scene in Madison. Listen to the entire interview below:read article »
Tod Ohnstad, a freshmen state representative in the 65th assembly district representing the Kenosha area, came by the studio on February 7, 2013. Among his many duties he has been placed on the mining committee. Tony and Tod speak about the recent legislation that has been put on the fast track allowing an open pit iron mining operation to be created in northern Wisconsin. The bill is controversial because it lets companies bypass environmental laws that protect fragile ecosystems in the state.read article »
Chana Wilson’s, Riding Fury Home: A Memoir, is book about the challenging relationship Chana had with her mother who was severely mentally ill. At age seven her mother put a gun to her head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed and her mother lived, however her mother was sent away to a mental hospital. Many years later, Chana, a care taken of her heavily medicated depressed mother, finds out the source of much of her mothers deep sadness. Her mother had had an affair with another married woman. Her daughter also found out how 1950’s doctors tried to cure her of her attraction to women with intense psychiatric treatment. Chana Wilson joined the buzz by phone on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. The entire interview is below.read article »
Barbara Nichols, President of the United Nations Associations of the United States of America, the Dane County Chapter, came by the studio on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Along side her was Todd Cummers, the Immediate Past President of the organization. The local chapters “provide local information regarding the United Nations goals that relate to social justice, humanitarian efforts and peace keeping,” said Nichols.read article »
What is life like for a UW medical student? Well despite both being a little under the weather, Olga Yashira Diaz and Surbhi Singhal spoke today about their first year as medical students. It’s a challenging process, due to it’s uncertainty, Olga said when talking about getting into school, but she found along the way that although there were many steps, she enjoyed the process. It’s a large adjustment going from undergraduate to grad school the two agreed. “Prioritizing your studying is important,” said Olga. Surbhi added a bit more bluntly, “It is very time consuming.” Olga and Surbhi are M.D. Candidates, Class of 2016. We will be checking in with them periodically to get updates on their progress in the program. Listen to the interview below to hear the entire interview:read article »
Shanda Shrugs, a consultant with the African American Community Health Advisory Committee, spoke with Aaron Perry this morning about the organization. The organization has a mission of raising awareness of large health issues facing African Americans and other diverse communities. They also advocate for health education and a healthy life style. Aaron Perry, the Tuesday host, is so inspired by the work the organization is doing he had pledged to help bring the organization to Madison. Read more about the organizations vision, mission and core values here:read article »
Well, likely, as the ten shows are all sold out. That’s 3000 tickets! Now Madison is a city that has more degrees in the average household than a thermometer yet even with the college population it might be surprising to some that so many people love physics. We asked Mike Randall, Senior Outreach Specialist of Wonders of Physics, how the show got so popular. “Explosions,” he said with a laugh. “ People like explosions.” Heart-broken that you are not one of these three thousand? Well, there is a Physics Fair event on Saturday, February 16th at the Chamberlin Hall from 11AM to 4PM. That’s free and open to the public and you don’t need one of those pesky tickets. Listen to the interview below.read article »
Brian Standing closed the show today with a piece on Madison’s spoken word collective, Generations Spoken. Standing recently attended a performance at the Madison Overture Center and collected excerpts from the performance as well as a few interviews. Generation spoken will be performaning Sunday, March 24, Sunday, April 21 at 5:30pm Entrance: Free Where: Overture Center, 201 State Streetread article »
Kara Slaughter, the Government Relations Director for the Wisconsin Farmers Union, joined Brian Standing in the studio today to talk about Wisconsin Farmers Union’s state legislative priorities. In the interview below Slaughter and Standing discuss Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, Ag Development Diversification Program and Buy Local Buy Wisconsin.read article »