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Monday, Oct. 18
WAYH About the Middle East

In the mid 1970s, Martin Fletcher—bored with his desk job at the BBC—taught himself how to operate a news camera. In 1977 his newfound skill led to a job with NBC news where he spent the next three decades covering nearly every major development in the Middle East.  Recently, he spent several weeks walking Israel’s west coast—from the Lebanon border to the tip of the Gaza Strip. His goal? Discover how the “real people” of Israel lived. His new book, Walking Israel: A Personal Search for the Soul of a Nation chronicles that journey and the fascinating stories he uncovered along the way. 

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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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