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Wednesday, Nov. 10
Mont Vernon murder trial - and other home invasion news stories that play into people’s worst fears

19-year-old Steven Spader of Brookline, NH has been sentenced to life in prison for the gruesome killing of Kimberly Cates and the attempted murder of her young daughter in Mont Vernon, NH last fall. Delivering a victim impact statement in court yesterday, the victim’s husband - who was traveling on business when the attacks occurred - said the crime shattered the dreams he and his wife shared. David Cates told Spader that he hoped "true justice" would find him. Here to talk about this case and a couple of other recent high-profile trials that center around violent home invasions – is James Alan Fox, professor of criminology at Northeastern University and the author of the Crime and Punishment blog on Boston.com.
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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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