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Tuesday, Feb. 8
New Quiz Show Host

New Quiz Show Host
Whether it’s as the news and entertainment guy on Kiss 108’s Matty in The Morning, or as host of NECN’s TV Diner, Cambridge-native Billy Costa is a staple on the local airwaves. Now, after entertaining Boston audiences with his quick wit and easygoing manner for more than three decades, Costa is taking on a new challenge: Quizmaster. Costa is the new host of the WGBH’ TV’s High School Quiz Show, which kicks off it’s new season this weekend on Channel 2. He 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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