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The Voice Of Fenway Park The ‘Millennial Generation’s Answer To AARP’

The ‘Millennial Generation’s Answer To AARP’
Matt SegalA Washington-based group described by the Huffington Post as the “AARP for the under 30 set” – last week launched the “F#%K, I need a job” petition campaign. The movement was designed to help organize young adults around the issue of rampant unemployment among the millennial generation. The petition is designed to build awareness as well as unite the millions of young Americans rightly concerned about their futures. And if that’s not reason enough, as an incentive, the group behind campaign is prepared to provide a free month’s rent to one lucky signatory for every 10,000 signers. Recently named one of CNN’s most intriguing people, 25-year-old “Our Time” founder Matthew Segal is the man behind the mission. He joins us.
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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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