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Life As A UW Madison Medical Student

02/5/13 11:05 AM | buzz

students-studying-1024x633 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:

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The African American Community Health Advisory Committee

02/5/13 10:45 AM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-02-05 at 10.28.37 AM   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:      

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A UW Physics Show You Already Have A Ticket For

02/4/13 12:23 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 12.21.15 PM 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.    

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Generation Spoken

02/4/13 12:19 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 12.17.49 PM                   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 Street  

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Wisconsin Farmers Union Legislative Priorities

02/4/13 12:13 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 12.08.19 PM   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.  

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The Paul Heenan Public Hearing

02/1/13 12:28 PM | buzz

paulie heenan Last week we had Amelia Royko Maurer and Stephanie Rearick in the studio to talk about the tragic death of Madison musician Paul Heenan. Heenan was shot to death by a police officer in early November of last year. The circumstances of his death have left many friends and neighbors asking questions about the police’s policies.

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Circle Mirror transformation

02/1/13 12:24 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 12.22.20 PM Cast members, Marcy Weiland and Edric Johnson joined Greg Harris, director of Circle Mirror transformation, a Mercury Players Theater production. The play opens today and runs until mid February.

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Untold Histories Continued…

02/1/13 12:18 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 1.18.57 PM Matthew Rothschild, is the editor of Progressive magazine. He is also known for writing You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression. This Saturday, February 2nd, The Progressive will be presenting, The Untold History of the United States. It will be an evening with famous director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick. Matthew came by to talk a little bit more about the exciting event.

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Progressive Brings You Peter Kuznick And Oliver Stone

01/31/13 1:21 PM | buzz

Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 1.18.57 PM Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine, spoke with Tony today. Outside of being the editor for a notable magazine he is also known for writing You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression. This Saturday, February 2nd, The Progressive will be presenting, The Untold History of the United States. It will be an evening with famous director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick. It’s a benefit for The Progressive magazine. Mathew talks about the event. Listen below.

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Mindfulness and Justice

01/31/13 1:14 PM | buzz

cheri-maples   Cheri Maples, co-founder of Mindfulness and Justice, worked for the criminal justice system, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Wisconsin Department of Justice for the last twenty years. She came by the studio to talk with Tony about the recent tragic police shooting of Paul Heenan. Many of Paul Heenan’s friends and neighbors were distraught by his death, which they considered unnecessary and thoughtless. They have raised questions about the police department’s conduct. There is a mistrust of the police department right now, said Maples, rightly so, she added. She is hopeful that the police department can regain the publics trust.     Cheri is giving a talk next Monday, February 4th, from 7PM to 9PM, at the Bethany Evangelical Free Church.   Listen to the interview below.  

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