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Thursday, Nov 25
Following Your Dreams

Following Your Dreams: It's Thanksgiving, and we are looking back at some of our favorite interviews--a tribute to those who are following their dreams. Filmmaker Ed Burns discusses why he continues to make smaller, more personal films despite the allure of superstardom and big Hollywood budgets; Local scientist Davis Lee attempts to swim the English Channel; Canton's Tommy MacDonald turns a career-ending Big Dig injury into a dream job as host of his own PBS series Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac; and MIT graduateCarl Deitrich is working to make everyone's dream of someday owning a flying car a reality in Woburn.
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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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