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The Emily Rooney Show 6/21/10

 State House Update: Casinos and budgets and amendments, oh my. As state lawmakers rush to wrap up business before the end of the legislative session, this could be a big week on Beacon Hill. Jim O’Sullivan, of the State House News Service, has the latest.
When Government Plays Art Patron: Should states get to decide what’s good taste when it comes to handing out tax credits to filmmakers? Social Critic and Attorney, Wendy Kaminer, walks us through the legal precedent for deciding whether governments should make subjective decisions about art.
Compulsive Hoarding: What possesses someone to save every scrap of paper that's ever come into her home? And why is the subject of hoarding so fascinating to people? We’ll be joined by the authors of the new book, Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, Randy Frost, professor at Smith College; and Gail Steketee, dean and professor at the Boston University School of Social Work.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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