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Wednesday, Dec. 8
Kasey To The Rescue

Kasey To The Rescue: Ellen Rogers was no stranger to tragedy. She’d endured the death of her first husband, and the loss of a stepdaughter to melanoma followed by a bitter divorce. But nothing could prepare her for the phone call she received in June of 2005. Her son Ned—nearly 3,000 miles from home at the University of Arizona—had been in a serious car accident. His injuries were devastating. He’d suffered serious brain trauma and was paralyzed from the neck down. In an instant, their lives were changed forever. But the Rogers were survivors. And as they journeyed down the long and often discouraging road to recovery—they prayed for a miracle. When that miracle eventually came, it surprised everyone. A charming and mischievous capuchin monkey named Kasey, trained to assist the disabled by Helping Hands, right here in Boston. Ellen Rodgers has chronicled her family’s life with that monkey in a new book Kasey to the Rescue: The Remarkable Story of a Monkey and a Miracle. And Ellen Rodgers joins me today.
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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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