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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s 7/15/10

New Criteria For Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Being Considered: Researchers are optimistic that new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer's disease will help slow the progress of the debilitating illness. But, the development isn’t without complications. With the new criteria come expensive diagnostic tests that will affect – not just doctors and patients – but also insurance and benefits packages. Guests:
• Brad Dickerson, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Jim Wessler, CEO/President Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter  

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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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