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Wednesday, March 23
Off the Menu with Corby Kummer

Off the Menu with Corby Kummer
Off the MenuIn a world as connected as ours has become, no event occurs in isolation. And so while radiation clouds from Japan’s nuclear disaster may not be a threat to reach our shores, the effects of the devastating events in Japan will most certainly be felt here. Take fothe aod for example. In January of this year alone, the U.S. exported $17 million in dairy products to Japan. What will happen to demand in the coming weeks and months? And what about Japan’s self-sufficiency in rice? Is it threatened? Does it matter? We discuss that, food safety in our own country and why the future of cooking might just be in the lab rather than the kitchen with our gastronomy guru, food writer Corby Kummer.
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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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