8 O'Clock Buzz
By Brian Standing, Haywood Simmons & Michelle Naff, Jan Miyasaki, Tony Castaneda, & Jonathan Zarov
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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.
||CleanHidden Voices: African American Writers in Wisconsin||Since April of 2017, three of the current literary lights of Madison’s African-American community have travelled around Dane County to talk about three literary giants from days gone by. Former Madison poet laureate Fabu,||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beacon Homeless Day-Shelter and Resource Center||Last fall, Madison’s long-awaited day-shelter and resource center for the homeless individuals finally opened. Longtime Buzz host Brian Standing speaks to Jackson Fonder, President and CEO of Catholic Charities about how things are going so far at The||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternational Promoter Live Nation Acquires Madison’s Frank Prod...||Madison found out this week that Frank Productions, the Madison-based independent promoter group, is being acquired by Live Nation, a large, international promotions company. Jonathan Zarov speaks with two music journalists about what this acquisition||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAssault and harassment in the service industry||Women in the service industry as victims of work-related assault or harassment may not have the power to name their predators. Jenny Brown of the National Women’s Liberation and Labor Notes talks with Jan about what options are available and what unio||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArts + Literature Laboratory celebrates its second anniversary||Literature and art is alive and well in Madison! One of the premier venues, the Arts + Literature Laboratory, has provided a site for over 250 events and shows in just two years! Rita Reese and Jolynne Roorda, founders, talk about the space,||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“USA Rights Act” seeks to limit government surveillance ov...||Jan talks with Elizabeth Gotein, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the upcoming vote to renew the FISA government surveillance approval program, and the “USA Rights Act” amendment which seeks t||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMicah Fink and The Power of Protest||Common Good Productions specializes in documentaries on complex social issues. Their recent feature films include “The Abominable Crime” about violence and homophobia in Jamaica and “Mann v. Ford” about the struggle of the Ramapough Indians to||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCuring Bat White Nose Syndrome||North American bat species are in deep trouble, thanks to a small fungus pseudogymnoascus destructans that grows on the body parts of hibernating bats, causing what is known as White Nose Syndrome. Bat colonies infected with White Nose Syndrome can ex||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWisconsin Worker Protections Decline Under Walker||Worker’s Compensation got its start in Wisconsin in 1911. Under this so-called “Grand Bargain,” businesses would pay for the full medical expenses for employees injured at work, but in exchange, workers agreed not to pursue legal damages against t||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWest Side DMVs’ Consolidation Drives Civil Rights Complaint||Two DMV service centers on Madison’s west side, at Sheboygan Avenue and Odana Road, are being closed and consolidated into a singular service center at 8417 Excelsior Drive this month. While the soon-to-be-defunct service centers are directly on Metro||1/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|