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Last Lion – One Year Anniversary Of Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Death 8/16/10

Last Lion – One Year Anniversary Of Sen. Edward Kennedy’s Death: Almost a year after his death, we’ll be looking back at the life and legacy of Senator Edward Kennedy and consider what he would think about the election of Senator Scott Brown. Joining us today is The Boston Globe’s Peter Canellos, editor of the Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy. In the just-released paperback edition of the book, two new chapters reveal how Kennedy battled cancer while helping Barack Obama bring about the biggest reform of health care in the nation's history, and how he said good-bye to his family, friends, and enemies. 

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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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