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Tuesday, Feb. 8
Shaken-Baby Syndrome Diagnosis Called Into Question

Shaken-Baby Syndrome Diagnosis Called Into Question
Shaken BabyFor decades these have been the hallmarks of shaken-baby syndrome: subdural hemorrhaging (bleeding in the space between the skull and the brain), retinal hemorrhaging (bleeding at the back of the eyes) and swelling in the brain. But in recent years, some doctors have become increasingly skeptical of that diagnosis, marking a “shift in mainstream medical opinion.” And now because the triad of telltale signs is the only medical evidence in the vast majority of shaken-baby prosecutions, the possibility that innocent people have been sent to jail is being raised. Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and a contributor to the New York Times, wrote about shaken-baby syndrome in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. She joins us.
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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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