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Thursday, March 3
NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement Set To Expire

NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement Set To Expire
Pats-Jets RivalryThe 2011 NFL season could be on the line. Federal mediation is resuming this morning with time running out for the NFL and the players' union before the current labor deal expires at midnight eastern time. Among the possibilities: the deadline could be extended, the owners could lock out players or the union could decertify. Stephen Freyer, a sports and broadcast agent who has represented NFL players in the past and was once a player himself, 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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