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Thursday, Nov. 18
Best Of #MAheritage, 24-Hour Twitter Sensation:

Best Of #MAheritage, 24-Hour Twitter Sensation: It’s a story about obscure Massachusetts trivia, hash-tags and new media’s ability to convert a spark into a full-blown conflagration in moments flat. The MA-heritage twitter phenomenon is only 24 hours old – and who even knows if it has 24 hours of life left in it – but it raises a number of interesting questions about the power and reach of Twitter, while at the same time unearthing some deep – not to mention - amusing cuts out of the Massachusetts cultural trivia vault. We’re joined by Garrett Quinn, the author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com and by Boston Phoenix Political Reporter David Bernstein.
  Check out David's piece about #MAheritage on his Talking Politics blog
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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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