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Monday, Jan. 3
Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow: Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt—Antiques Roadshow is one of those shows that everyone knows. It’s been spoofed in a recent Geico commericial, been a category on Jeopardy, and been nominated for eight Emmy’s. Tonight, PBS’s most watched program kicks off its 15th season, one that promises to be another thrilling—and enlightening—journey through America’s thrift stores, attics and basements. Marsha Bemko, executive producer of Antiques Roadshow shares some stories from the road and offers some insight into what we can expect this season.
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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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