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Wednesday, Dec. 15
Rock Star-Radio Host WWII Book Club

Rock Star-Radio Host WWII Book Club: Back in April, at an Urban Improv event in Boston, Emily got to chatting with a fellow named Tom about their shared fascination with the second World War. When she found out he was reading and enjoying Hugh Ambrose’s The Pacific, she said she’d like to read it and suggested he read her father Andy Rooney’s WWII memoir, My War. When they were both finished with their respective tomes – they resolved – he’d join her on her radio show to debrief. So here we are, eight months later. Why did it take so long to get the two enthusiasts back together, in the same room, you ask? Tom’s pesky world tour got in the way. Oh, right we forgot to mention, Tom is The Tom Hamilton, legendary bassist from Boston’s own, best-selling American rock band of all time: Aerosmith. But that’s just one of his many hats – and today he joins us wearing not his rock & roll– but his history buff hat.
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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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