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Because we’d rather Beyonce than be informed

A Houston radio station has dropped its all news format and canned the 47 workers dedicated to producing it. The transition manifested itself abruptly on the air Tuesday morning, when listeners heard back-to-back Beyonce. 

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D.C. NFL team’s nickname has a Wisconsin connection

Well it’s football season again. In the NFL game, coverage of domestic abuse and child abuse has been the off field focus, while controversy surrounding the franchise in Washington D.C. is still percolating. And believe it or not, there’s a … Continue reading

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Best place to live *

Think twice before you spark one here in the best place to live in America – at least if you’re black. Although its headline doesn’t say it, the Wisconsin State Journal reports that “African-Americans in Madison were arrested or cited for marijuana … Continue reading

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Perspective on defense spending

As was widely reported on Monday, the Department of Defense is proposing a package of wide-ranging cuts to the nation’s military. The proposal hadn’t even been officially unveiled before criticisms were leveled at President Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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Reporters prefer Twitter

Do you follow Wisconsin Radio Network on Facebook? Or do you read our Tweets?

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You stay classy, Camp Randall student section

I’ve never been to a UW Madison football game, so I can’t claim any firsthand knowledge of the infamously obscene chanting that emanates from the student section every game. But I did confirm that (of course) it took place at … Continue reading

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No law against preposterousness

There’s something more than a little ridiculous about the flap over the name of the professional football franchise in Washington, D.C. And by that I don’t mean that many people of all different ethnic heritages find the Redskins moniker to … Continue reading

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Modeling good driving behavior

I was out walking the dogs Saturday night when it happened. We were waiting at a busy intersection (the end of the westbound Beltline exit ramp at Midvale Boulevard for those of you who know Madison.) A car slowed to … Continue reading

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Zielinski’s mea culpa should resonate

I’ll leave it to the reader to decide whether I took a cheap shot when the news of his OWI arrest hit back in August, but now Graeme Zielinski has written an apparently heartfelt apology.

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‘He said, she said’ can get it wrong

Last week I posted a story regarding Jenny McCarthy’s vaccine quackery. While I included quotes from both of the people I interviewed, I think it’s still possible to come away with the feeling that Ms. McCarthy might be on to something.

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