articles tagged "Brian Standing"

Emerald Ash Borer Arrives in Dane County

Monday, 9 December 2013 | buzz
Emerald Ash Borer on a penny

Little green invaders land in Dane County and devour our trees. Will nothing stop them? more »

Thousands Occupy Ukraine Capital

Monday, 9 December 2013 | buzz
Ukraine protests

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. more »

A Breakthrough in Iran

Monday, 2 December 2013 | buzz
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Award-winning author Andrew Kydd talks about the historic deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear program. more »

Tail Gunner Joe

Monday, 2 December 2013 | buzz
Joe McCarthy

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. more »

Out of Jail, and Out of Luck?

Monday, 2 December 2013 | buzz
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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. more »

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