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Wednesday, Feb. 2
Yet Another Winter Storm

Even More Snow
Boston SnowWinter Weather Slams Small Businesses: The accumulating snow in Boston — even before this latest winter storm — has made getting around a nightmare. And once you get there, good luck trying to find a parking spot! With so few people willing — or able — to go out and about, local business owners are struggling to entice customers into their shops and restaurants. WGBH’s intrepid Jared Bowen is tromping around the city right now to see how businesses are coping with the latest city shutdown.

How To Fight Back When Your Flight Is Cancelled: Flight cancellations are piling up again today as ice and snow continue bringing airport operations to a crawl across much of the U.S. At last count, 5,300 flights had been canceled by mid-morning. That’s in addition to the nearly 7,000 flights that were grounded yesterday. For some practical advice about what to do if you find yourself in this all-too-common winter scenario, we turn now to the New York Times’ practical traveler columnist, Michelle Higgins – who just last week penned a piece on the very subject entitled “How To Fight Back When Your Flight Is Cancelled.”
 
Snow Solidarity: Well we’ve gotten hammered with winter weather here in Boston this year and I know everyone is getting a bit snow-weary.... but we are not alone. Chicago is getting clobbered with upwards of two feet as we speak. And Syracuse, NY is one snowiest places in America—averaging more than 100 inches of snow each year. So we’re checking in a few friends of the program in these snow-savvy cities for some solidarity, a little perspective, and perhaps an insider tip or two about how to get through the final weeks of winter with our heads held high.
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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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