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Swarming ants flow like syrup or spring back like rubber balls, whichever suits them. Could this lead to self-healing bridges? Is there a swarm intelligence directing this behavior? New York Times science reporter James Gorman chats with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing.read article »
“Twenty, twenty, twenty, twenty below, we’re unintimidated!”read article »
That troll you just vanquished in World of Warcraft might have been a true-life NSA spy. Pro Publica and New York Times reporter Justin Elliot tells us moreread article »
Banjo player Jim Robarts of the Spare Time Bluegrass Band gets ready for the holidays.read article »
Victor Castro wants your trash and your ideas. Bring your flattened Tetra Packs to your local library.read article »
Little green invaders land in Dane County and devour our trees. Will nothing stop them?read article »
Yesterday, in the capital of Ukraine, crowds of protesters swelled again into the hundreds of thousands. We hear an report live from the streets of Kiev.read article »
Award-winning author Andrew Kydd talks about the historic deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program.read article »
On this day, 59 years ago, the U.S. Senate voted 67 to 22 to censure Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy. The Senate resolution said that McCarthy “acted contrary to senatorial ethics and tended to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute, to obstruct the constitutional processes of the Senate, and to impair its dignity; and such conduct is hereby condemned.” This effectively brought to a close the political career of “Tail Gunner Joe,” one of the most feared politicians in U.S. history. McCarthy served the remainder of his term in the Senate, but took to drinking heavily and died from complications associated with alcoholism in 1957. History professor Ellen Schrecker of Yeshiva University has written several books on McCarthy, political repression and intellectual freedom. She spoke with host Brian Standing on Monday December 2, 2013.read article »
Each month, the Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz checks in with the Wisconsin Center For Investigative Journalism for an update on their work to “protect the vulnerable, expose wrongdoing and seek solutions.” A third of all men in Wisconsin prisons and two thirds of incarcerated women have diagnosed mental illnesses. Many require a regular regimen of medications. Medicine is provided in prison and jail, but what happens when inmates are released through parole or at the completion of their sentence? How do they get the medical treatment they need? The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Nora Hertel joined host Brian Standing to bring the story to light.read article »