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Tuesday, Nov 23
Airport Security – Gone Too Far?

Airport Security – Gone Too Far?: Heightened security protocol at airports has many travelers and civil libertarians up in arms. The ACLU says its received more than 600 complaints over three weeks from passengers who say they were subjected to humiliating pat-downs at U.S. airports. About two-thirds of Americans surveyed by The Washington Post and ABC News said they support using the full-body scanners - but half said the more rigorous pat-downs go too far. There's been talk on the Internet about an organized passenger revolt tomorrow, with passengers rejecting the X-ray scan and opting instead for the pat-down, which takes longer. But so far, there's little, if any, indication of any widespread action.
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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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