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Monday, Nov. 8
Tech Roundup - The Return of Microsoft and more

Perhaps no company was more responsible for the rise of the personal home computer in the 1980’s and 1990’s than Microsoft. But as we so often hear these days, we are now living in a post PC world, where everything from your phone to your television to your car can access the Internet. And in this new era, Microsoft has been losing ground to companies like Apple, Google, and Android. But Microsoft has had a good couple of weeks, with two new products that might just signal a resurgence for the once dominant company. Here to talk about those and more is the Boston Globe’s Hiawatha Bray.
  Read what HIawatha says about the Windows Phone 7 and the Kinect 
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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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