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Healthy Lakes. Healthy Community.

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Lakes are the center of our community. People rely on them for recreation, and businesses rely on them for recruitment. The Clean Lakes Alliance knows the more people realize our lakes are the center of our community, the more they will fight for their health. Executive Director James Tye will take a look at what is being done and what we need to do to ensure lake health in the Yahara Watershed.

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Wisconsin Technology Council: A Resource for the State and the Region

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Based in Madison: The Wisconsin Technology Council is a statewide reasuource for policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors and others who touch the state's tech based economy. Its programs and projects help pull together Wisconsin's diverse technology interests.

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Community Shares of Wisconsin's Role in Shaping the Community


Community Shares of Wisconsin, founded in Madison in 1971, is the oldest social action fund in the country. Learn more about the history of the organization and how it will shape it's future.

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Making Our Community Great by Helping Those Who Struggle with Hunger

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Kristopher Tazelaar, the Communications Manager for Second Harvest Food Bank is going to ttell you some stories aobut those facing hunger, and help you understand how they are served. Since 1986, the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of the 1 in 8 who are fracing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin.

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UW Madison : Did You Know...

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

University of Wisconsin Madison has been innovating since its founding in 1848. We are your state university, and from the earliest days of our shared history, UW Madison has madie it our mission to benefit all citizens of the Badger state. Our campus might get cold in the winter, but it's still a hotbed for creative and innovative activity year-round. This presentation gives you a glimpse of some of those happpenings across campus and how your university is impacting the community, the state and the world.

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The Home Stretch: Ending Family Homelessness in Dane County

@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

Over 500,000 people reside in Dane County, but not all of those people actually have a place to call home. United Way and its partner agencies have made great strides over the past decade in ensuring homelessness is rare and brief, but there is still important work to be done-and if we each step up to play a part, we can end family homelessness here.

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Livin' in Gomerica: tales from the World's Biggest Band

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Were The Gomers the world's biggest band? They made some noise in the late 1980's with a few songs appearing on the national Dr. Demento radio show. Over time, they realized they knew over 2,000 cover songs and a live karaoke band was born. The spent the next 12 years sharing the stage with over ten thousand lead singers who (usually) lived out their rock and roll dreams three blissful rockin' minutes at a time. (That is a big band.) Andy Wallman was the first chair tambourine player for The Gomers and will take you on the inside of what it was like to be Livin' in Gomerica.

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Enough About You, Madison. Let's Talk About Me.

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Chris Staples gives a by-no-means comprehensive soundtrack to a solipsistic goon's reckoning with listening, playing, producing and being.

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What is a Musician?

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Elizabeth Simcock wants to explore how we understand the word "musician." Musicians are powerful: picture people fawning over a lead singer on guitar. But musicians are also powerless: imagine the parent saying, "You're doing WHAT for a living?" Being a musician has a certain mystique that is captivating, even though the reality can be challenging in every way possible. But saying, "I am a musician." What does that really mean? Come along on a 20x20-second ride that may change the way you think of yourself.

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A Brief History of KHoRM

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Kiki Schueler traces the unexpected and unlikely path from her first house concert in 2005 to show number 236 a dozen years later. All of it happening in an intimate "venue" in her basement she likes to call Kiki's House of Righteous Music. She always says she does it for herself, but it's nice (not to mention less awkward) when other people show up.

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Madison as an Up-and-Coming Music Scene

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

In Buzz Kemper's work with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, choral groups, jazz ensembles, rock bands and solo artists in the Madison area for over 30 years, he has seen the rise of the music scene as well as the rise of the level of support for musicians (recording facilities, live sound companies and sound/light designers), as well as audience interest in the arts.

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Fostering and Decorating Madison Musicians

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Beth Kille believes that Madison has the talent and tenacity to become a power-player in the world of music and that this can be accomplished by providing fertile ground for the up-and-comers, and by honoring the accomplishments of our go-getters. She seeks to do that through her work as the Music Director for Girls Rock Camp Madison and as the Executive Producer of the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards. This presentation will provide an overview of the inner workings of these two non-profit organizations.