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Tuesday, Oct. 12
God In America

God in America: God in America is a new series from Frontline and American Experience, running on PBS stations across the country – it’s also a central theme in this year’s election cycle. – Americans are confused about President Obama’s religion – they are at odds over whether a Mosque should be built at ground zero – and while passions run deep – a new study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life suggests people really don’t know much about their own religions. Daniel Dennett, philosophy professor at Tufts University and Steven Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University and contributor to the series join us to discuss.
  Watch God In America: Episode 1: A New Adam
  Watch God in America: Episode 2: A New Eden

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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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