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Wednesday, April 6
Where Have All The (Red Sox) Tickets Gone?

Where Have All The (Red Sox) Tickets Gone?
Red Sox tickets are hard to get a hold of, but in recent years—despite the rise of secondary ticket market options like Stub Hub, Ebay and Craigslist—tickets are getting even tougher to find...and more expensive. So where have all the tickets gone? And perhaps more importantly, is the time-honored tradition of going to a ballgame at Fenway Park now out of reach for the average Red Sox fan? Scott Van Voorhis from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting joins us to discuss what he found when he went looking for answers to those questions.
  Check out The New England Center for Investigative Reporting piece on Red Sox ticketing
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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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