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Friday, March 11
Special Coverage: Earthquake in Japan

Special Coverage: Earthquake in Japan
Tsunami waves spawned by an eight-point-nine magnitude earthquake in Japan are rolling over Hawaii and expected to come on shore from Washington State down to California. Early reports say hundreds were killed in Japan – in what’s being called the largest tremor in that country’s modern history. We check in with professor Ken Oye of MIT, who is traveling in Tokyo with a delegation of distinguished Japanese Americans and experienced the quake first hand. We’ll also talk with Hawaii Public Radio’s Adrienne LaFrance in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, about the extent of the damage in America’s 50th state.
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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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