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Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

Fri. 7/6/12
Summer Reads

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We hear from area authors and literary insiders who reveal what’s on their summer reading lists. Plus we open up the phone lines and take your recommendations.

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

Thurs. 7/5/12
White House Burning

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We're joined by the authors of White House Burning, which argues that the national debt is eating away at America's future and that the consequences will be dire.

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

Wed. 7/4/12
Elizabeth The Queen: The Life Of A Modern Monarch

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In honor of Independence Day, we aired a special rewind episode about Elizabeth the Queen.

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

Wed. 7/4/12
Rebecca Eaton's 'Masterpiece'

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A special rewind episode featuring Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton in the studio to discuss Downton Abbey's success and how she plans to stay on top.

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

Tues. 7/3/12
In The Studio With Dan Bern

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Our resident provocateur Steve Almond returns with an in-studio performance by Dan Bern and his backing band, Common Rotation.

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

Tues. 7/3/12
One On One With Tom Hamilton

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Tom Hamilton joins us – ahead of Aerosmith’s North American Tour – to explain what keeps him, Steven Tyler and the rest of the “Bad Boys From Boston” going after 40 years.


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Julia Child Before She Was The French Chef
Julia and Paul ChildBefore Julia Child was a trailblazing American culinary icon – she was an awkward, insecure 30-year-old who had failed at early forays into advertising and writing. When World War II broke out she finally managed to find a job. And in numerous interviews later in her life, with characteristic Yankee modesty, she would describe her wartime career as "a clerk.” But in 2008 – four years after her death – it was revealed that Julia Child had secretly worked as a spy for America’s first intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The news made headlines across the country and Julia Child’s legions of fans were shocked. Her recently declassified OSS files have unearthed an enormous amount of new material… documents that expand upon her personal and political coming of age… and life altering romance at thirty-four with the much older and more worldly Paul Child. It’s all chronicled in painstaking detail in my next guest’s new book, A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS. Best-selling author Jennet Conant will be at Porter Square Bookstore at 7pm tonight.
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