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Wednesday, April 6
The Voice Of Fenway Park

The Voice Of Fenway Park
Carl BeaneFor Sox fans there is just no substitute for the experience of being at Fenway. The smell of sausages being grilled along Yawkey way, the buzz of the crowd, the hopes of catching a foul ball or a home run and, of course, one of baseball’s great traditions, the public address announcer.  This season—as it has been for the past 8 seasons—every single batter that steps to the plate at Fenway will be announced by Carl Beane. The voice of Fenway Park joins us with the inside scoop on life in the PA booth at the ballpark.
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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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