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Tuesday, Jan. 18
Be Like Brit – In Tragedy’s Wake, Gengels Rebuild In Haiti

Be Like Brit – In Tragedy’s Wake, Gengels Rebuild In Haiti: Last week marked the first anniversary of the catastrophic Haiti earthquake that killed an estimated 230,000 lives. While – understandably – many are still crippled by the paralyzing grief of their loss, one central Massachusetts family is trading their tears for sweat in an effort to fulfill their daughter’s dream. Rutland’s Len Gengel – father of 19-year-old college student Britney Gengel who was killed when her hotel collapsed in the quake – joins us to explain.
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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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