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Tuesday, Feb. 1
Tonya and Nancy – The Rock Opera

Tonya and Nancy – The Rock Opera
Tonya and Nancy The saga of Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan, the vaunted American ice skaters who were slated to compete against each other in the 1994 Olympics, made for great tabloid fodder. Especially after Tonya's weasely husband, Jeff Goololy, engineered a physical attack on Kerrigan. Our next guest, Elizabeth Searle, wrote a brilliant novella about the case. But her interest in the two skaters then took a most unexpected musical turn. The result is a strange and brilliant new production, Tonya & Nancy: the Rock Opera, which debuted last night at the Oberon Theater in Harvard Square.
  Learn more about Tonya and Nancy: The Rock Opera at the Oberon
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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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