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Thursday, March 31
WAYH – US Postal Service

WAYH – US Postal Service
Postal BoxesThere’s no denying it, profound technological and social changes have altered the way Americans communicate. E-mail has largely replaced written correspondence. Sites like Paper-less Post and E-vite are becoming increasingly popular. Promoting green agendas and increased convenience, almost every company encourages customers to pay online. Now, in an effort to combat dramatic dips in volume and a swelling budget gap that’s projected to hit $238 billion over the next decade, the US postal service says they want to end Saturday delivery. We're joined by Jack Donahue, chair of Harvard University’s Masters of Public Policy program and was the assistant secretary of labor in the Clinton Administration, who tells us what he is hearing about the future of the USPS.
  Read the USPS’ explanation of why they’re suspending Saturday Delivery
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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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