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Nirvana in Madison:

20 years ago, Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” went to number one on the music charts, bringing alternative rock to a mainstream audience. Commentator Dean Robbins remembers the album’s Wisconsin roots.

Dean Robbins is the editor of Isthmus, Madison’s alternative news weekly.

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Hank Aaron:

It’s baseball season, and today, commentator Dean Robbins shares a story about a legendary player and a small Wisconsin city.

Dean Robbins is the Editor of Isthmus, Madison’s alternative weekly newspaper.

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Buddy Holly:

February is Grammy Awards month, a time to celebrate the best new music of the year. Commentator Dean Robbins rarely misses the Grammys, but February has another meaning for him. A little more than fifty years ago, rock and roll legend Buddy Holly was touring Wisconsin when his small plane went down. He and his tour mates died in the crash, but not before changing the course of rock and roll.

Dean Robbins is the Editor of the Isthmus, Madison’s alternative weekly newspaper.

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Bunny Berigan:

75 years ago, a man from Fox Lake did something extraordinary. So extraordinary, that the state of Wisconsin erected a historical marker in his Dodge County hometown, population 14-hundred. Who was he? Commentator Dean Robbins has the story.

Dean Robbins is the editor of Isthmus, Madison’s alternative weekly newspaper.

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