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The Callie Crossley Show 10/18/10

Filene's Basement: Today, any mention of the bargain basement is bound to conjure up images of the gaping hole in Downtown Crossing where the flagship store once lay. But when Filene's Basement opened in 1909, it was a true pioneer. The store introduced a radical discount model, and was remarkably forward-thinking in terms of employee rights. In his film, "Voices From The Basement," Filmmaker Michael Bavaro follows over 100 years of the Basement, and the memories - and bargains - within.

Market Basket:  The supermarket chain specializes in ethnic food, great deals, and a shopping experience that, according to comedian and freelance journalist Steve Macone, is unparalleled. In his recent article about shopping at Market Basket, "Where Shopping Becomes A Roller Derby," Macone lets us in on the unspoken rules and unexplainable occurrences in the isles of his local Market Basket in Union Square, Somerville.

Dunkin Donuts Turns 60: This year marks the 60th anniversary of the coffee and donut franchise that grew from a small doughnut shop in Quincy, Massachusetts to an international chain of nearly 9,000 locations. Today they sell over a billion cups of coffee a year, and the franchise is a point of pride and a daily ritual for many New Englanders. We're joined by local franchise owner and CEO of the Waldwin Group, Clayton Turnbull, who brought Dunkin' Donuts to areas of Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury.

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