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Wednesday, Dec. 22
New Film Shines A Light On Speech Impediments

New Film Shines A Light On Speech Impediments: What do Marylyn Monroe, James Earl Jones, and Carly Simon all have in common? They all stuttered. So did King George VI, who ruled England during World War II. His struggles to overcome his stammering are chronicled in a new film starring Colin Firth. The King’s Speech is garnering critical acclaim—earning seven Golden Globe nominations—and shining a light on an often overlooked issue facing more than three million Americans today. We’re joined by Jane Fraser, President of the Stuttering Foundation of America.
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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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