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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.

8 O'Clock Buzz 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.

    Nuclear disaster potentials in Ukraine

    Nuclear disaster potentials in Ukraine

    As the war in Ukraine drags on, for many the greatest hazard is the occupation of several nuclear power plants by Russian forces, who are using the facilities as hide-outs. Radioactive Waste Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear, Kevin Kamps, talks about the potential disaster of direct missile damage or even interruptions in power to these facilities, which could be catastrophic on a global scale.

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    • 7 min
    Video and social media in promoting racial justice

    Video and social media in promoting racial justice

    Founder of the non-profit, LA-based Racial Solidarity Project, author Phil Allen, Jr. talks about his most recent book “The Prophetic Lens: The Camera and Black Moral Agency from MLK to Darnella Frazier”. In it, he analyzes how the use of video cameras and social media are affecting racial justice and uncovering violence in the U. S. He encourages people to become involved as “with-standers” instead of “by-standers”.

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    • 14 min
    which party benefits from redistricting for house seats?

    which party benefits from redistricting for house seats?

    Michael Li, Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, has recently co-authored a paper about their recent analysis of the upcoming mid-term elections in light of redistricting, and which, if either, party benefits. His paper, “After Redistricting, Here’s How Each Party Could Win the House“, can be found on the Brennan Center website. Result spoiler: it depends.

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    • 14 min
    Black Women Artists Speak

    Black Women Artists Speak

    WORT 89.9FM Madison · Black Women Artists Speak

    The Madison art community continues to reel in the aftermath of a series of incidents involving black women artists at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.  In March of 2022, a white employee of the Overture Center verbally accosted and refused entry to artist Lilada Gee and museum events director Anik Dupaty as Gee was working on her installation.  Subsequently, Gee’s unfinished work was vandalized when museum staff left the work unattended.  In solidarity with Gee, half of the artists in the Wisconsin Triennial have withdrawn their works from MMOCA’s exhibit.  Under the banner, “Forward Truth,” protesting artists published an open letter claiming that Gee’s experience is symptomatic of a deep-seated and longstanding institutional racism.  On Tuesday, September 20, the Madison Arts Commission and Seein is Believin, LLC will host a panel discussion entitled Black Women Artists Speak.  The panel is the brainchild of Madison Arts Commission Grant Committee Chair, and former Madison Poet Laureate, Fabu Phillis-Carter.  Fabu and theater artist, owner of Creator’s Cottage and CEO of Ironer’s Press Ministries, Catrina Sparkman joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on September 19, 2022.

     

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    • 14 min
    2022 CSW Change-Maker Award recipients

    2022 CSW Change-Maker Award recipients

    An hour-long interview with the recipients of the 2022 Change-Maker Awards from Community Shares of Wisconsin. The recipients include Dana Pellebon from the LGBTQ+ Community Center, Phyllis Greenberger, Lead Advocacy Specialist from Disability Rights, and Elisabeth Lambert from the ACLU of Wisconsin. These activists have worked to protect the rights of LGBTQ+, the disabled, child victims of bias in education. The celebration of these and other community activists is open to in-person or on-line on September 22, 2022 from 5-7 PM at Union South. Register here.

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    • 48 min
    Omar Sosa Talks Music, Food and Soul

    Omar Sosa Talks Music, Food and Soul

    WORT 89.9FM Madison · Omar Sosa Talks Music Food And Soul

    Born in Madison’s Sister City, Camagüey, Cuba, Omar Sosa began his career studying percussion at the Escuela Nacional de Musica and then touring with his first band, Tributo.  Starting in the 1990’s, Sosa began trotting around the globe, living in Quito, Palma de Mallorca, and San Francisco before finally settling down in Barcelona.  He’s released a remarkable 30 albums since then, recording with a wide variety of jazz, Afro-Cuban and Latin artists, garnering seven Grammy nominations and a lifetime achievement award from the Smithsonian Institute.  On Wednesday, September 21, Omar Sosa brings his new Quarteto Americanos to Madison’s Overture Center for a concert at the Capitol Theater.  Omar Sosa spoke with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on September 12, 2022.

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