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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 WORT 89.9 FM

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    • 4.0 • 2 Ratings

The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

    Facebook works with Israel to suppress the Palestinian narrative

    Facebook works with Israel to suppress the Palestinian narrative

    Facebook and other social media are working with the Israeli government to silence Palestinian voices in the Middle East, according to Nadim Nashif, co-founder of 7amieh, the Center for the Advancement of Social Media, a group that is advocating for Palestinian digital rights. Since the start of 2020, over the Israeli government has made over 20,000 requests to Facebook to remove postings made by Palestinian citizens. Israel is making a concerted movement worldwide to equate speech and activities against the Israeli government with anti-Semitism, and 7amieh is working to keep Palestinians from being silenced.

    Visit their website “Facebook we need to talk“, and their Facebook page.

    • 21 min
    on the status of oil drilling in alaska

    on the status of oil drilling in alaska

    Do you know the difference between the Willow Western Arctic and the Arctic Wildlife Refuge when it comes to oil drilling leases, environmental impact studies, and preliminary injunctions relating to drilling permits? Jan Miyasaki talks with Layla Hughes, attorney for Earth Justice, about all this, Trump’s deals penned on Biden’s inauguration day, and the status of oil drilling in Alaska.

    • 21 min
    It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village

    Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr Damita Brown (in exile) …

    Will Glenn Sr is the first Teen Services Librarian at the Goodman South library.  He joins us to talk about his journey to the library, what it means to be a Teen Services Librarian and what the library has to offer.

    “It Takes a Village” Community Experience is coming up at Penn Park on June 25th from 1-5 p.m.

    More about Glenn’s story from Madison365: https://madison365.com/as-first-ever-african-american-teen-librarian-for-madison-public-library-will-glenn-sr-makes-an-impact-on-youth/

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    • 9 min
    Recognizing the Power that Workers Have

    Recognizing the Power that Workers Have

    Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr Damita Brown (in exile) …

    Rob Timberlake is the AFTW Representative for UW-Madison TAA and a graduate student.  He joins us on the line to tell his story and talk about what’s going on with labor organizing and collective action at UW-Madison.

    More on TAA Madison: https://taa-madison.org/

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    Listen in Madison at 89.9FM or online anywhere at wortfm.org.  Support your community radio with a pledge online at wortfm.org!

    • 16 min
    Is “Socialism” Still a Dirty Word?

    Is “Socialism” Still a Dirty Word?

    For most of America, the Democratic Socialists of America first entered mainstream consciousness in 2016 when Vermont Senator and DSA-endorsed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ran a surprisingly strong campaign to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.  Two years later, the unheralded Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with DSA support, knocked off Democratic Caucus Chair and 10-term Congressman Joe Crowley in a New York congressional primary.  Ocasio-Cortez’s victory thrust the Democratic Socialists of America into the national spotlight.  Suddenly, it seemed, “socialism” was no longer a pariah in American politics.  The roots of the DSA, however, run much deeper.  Joshua Kluever is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the State University of New York at Binghamton, and is a scholar of socialism in American politics.

    Featured image: 8 Images from the Public Domain, shared by Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

     

    • 12 min
    Adrienne Ranney: WORT’s New Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

    Adrienne Ranney: WORT’s New Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

    For a 2,000-watt community radio station with a modest budget, WORT has always managed to punch above its weight, thanks to the tireless efforts of its more than 300 volunteers. All of the programming you hear is produced, engineered and aired by folks who do it for free. The value of all the hours donated to the station runs in the millions of dollars — more than double the station’s cash budget.  Coordinating all that volunteer dedication into meaningful directions, however, is a full-time job unto itself.  For over twenty years, that job was performed capably by Glenn Mitroff.  Upon Glenn’s well-earned retirement earlier this year, WORT cast about to find someone to fill Glenn’s large shoes.  We found our answer in Adrienne Ranney, who was appointed WORT’s Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at the beginning of May.

    • 15 min

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