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Concord Water Bottle Ban And MA Bottle Bill 7/15/10

 Concord Water Bottle Ban And MA Bottle Bill:
• We’ll be joined by Jean Hill, the 82-year-old Concord resident who spearheaded the first-in-the-nation push to ban the sale of bottled water. Voters approved the ban, but Concord selectman deemed the article, set to take effect in January of 2011, unenforceable. Instead, they say they will work to curb the amount of plastic bottles sold.
• We’ll also talk to Janet Domenitz, the executive director of MassPIRG about a panel of lawmakers decision to approve an expansion of the state’s ‘bottle bill’ to include sports drinks and bottled water.

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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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