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Wednesday, Jan. 19
Sargent Shriver, 1915-2011

Sargent Shriver, 1915-2011: For all his accomplishments – Peace Corps director, ambassador, leader of the war on poverty – Sargent Shriver ultimately became known first as an in-law. The brother-in-law of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Edward Kennedy, and father-in-law of former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, died yesterday, after being hospitalized for several days in his native Maryland. He was 95 and had suffered from Alzheimer's disease. One of the last links to President Kennedy's "Camelot," Shriver helped his late wife and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver run the organization. Our guest Scott Stossel is deputy editor of The Atlantic and in 2004 he authored a biography of Shriver entitled, Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver.
  Read Scott Stossel's piece about Sargent Shriver in the Atlantic
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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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