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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.

    Author Jonathan Melrod’s new book, “Fighting Times”,...

    Author Jonathan Melrod’s new book, “Fighting Times”,...

    Jonathan Melrod, labor activist and organizer, joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castañeda to discuss his book Fighting Times-Organizing on the Front Lines of Class War, his anti-war activism in Madison in the 1960s, and his work as a labor organizer and activist in Milwaukee and Kenosha. Jon is currently living in California where he works with young activists also committed to battling injustice.

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    • 24 min
    8 months in, no progress in Case New Holland strike

    8 months in, no progress in Case New Holland strike

    Yasin Mahdi, President of UAW Local 180, talks with 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castañeda about the reasons Union workers at CNH remain steadfast in their opposition to concessions and even negotiating in the 8 month long dispute with the farm equipment manufacturer. A rally to support the striking workers will be held on December 17 in Racine. Contact the South Central Federation of Labor or the Madison Labor Temple for information on the caravan from Madison that’s heading to Racine for the rally to show solidarity with the striking workers.

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    • 21 min
    Altman: Social Security and Medicare work just as they are

    Altman: Social Security and Medicare work just as they are

    Despite years of insistence by some lawmakers that Social Security is “failing”, and present threats by Kevin McCarthy and others to block budget borrowing until Social Security is reduced or tied to annual monetary review by legislators, Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, says that the Social Security (and Medicare) programs are popular and efficient programs that “just work”. Efforts to privatize these (to the benefit of wealthy) are just “a disinformation campaign by billionaires”.

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    • 24 min
    Help for young Afghans

    Help for young Afghans

    Despite the closing of Voices for Creative Nonviolence due to COVID restrictions and the U. S. withdrawal form Afghanistan and the ensuing dangers to U. S. peace volunteers in Afghanistan, peace activist Kathy Kelly has continued efforts to find safe havens for Afghan girls to escape their Taliban controlled persecution. Kelly talks about some of their stories. Donations can be set to Fellowship of Reconciliation, attention: Afghan Generations

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    • 24 min
    Food Pantries Struggle to Keep up with Demand

    Food Pantries Struggle to Keep up with Demand

    WORT 89.9FM Madison · Food Pantries Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

    The Dane County area has long had a reputation as having a generous welfare safety net, particularly when it comes to food.  Accessible and well-stocked community food pantries have typically served as the last stopgap for those unable to afford commercial groceries.  This year, that system is showing signs of fraying around the edges.  A coalition of five Dane County food pantries reports record demand for food so far this year, all while donations have dropped.  Chris Kane, Senior Director of Client Services, Saint Vincent de Paul Madison and Ellen Carlson, Executive Director, Middleton Outreach Ministry joined Monday Buzz host Brian Standing on November 28, 2022.

    Dane County area food pantries:



    * Badger Prairie Needs Network

    * Middleton Outreach Ministry

    * The River Food Pantry

    * The Society of Vincent de Paul – Madison

    * Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry



     

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    • 11 min
    UW Holds 2022 Election Symposium

    UW Holds 2022 Election Symposium

    WORT 89.9FM Madison · UW Election Symposium 2022

    According to Open Secrets, state and national political parties, political action committees and outside groups spent some 16.7 billion dollars on the 2022 elections, making them by far the most expensive midterms in history.  Aside from a bonanza for political marketing agencies, commercial media outlets and internet and cell providers, all that spending produced little in terms of dramatic change.  After the dust settled, the political balance in Washington shifted only slightly, with the GOP clinging to an 8-seat majority in the House of Representatives, and the Democrats retaining control of the U.S. Senate.  Are there lessons still to be learned from the 2022 elections?  Political scientist Barry Burden thinks so.  Burden directs the University of Wisconsin Elections Research Center, which will hold a public, multi-disciplinary symposium on the 2022 elections on Friday, December 2nd.  Barry Burden joined the Monday Buzz on November 28, 2022.

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