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Thursday, April 7
Julia Child Before She Was The French Chef

Julia Child Before She Was The French Chef
Julia and Paul ChildBefore Julia Child was a trailblazing American culinary icon – she was an awkward, insecure 30-year-old who had failed at early forays into advertising and writing. When World War II broke out she finally managed to find a job. And in numerous interviews later in her life, with characteristic Yankee modesty, she would describe her wartime career as "a clerk.” But in 2008 – four years after her death – it was revealed that Julia Child had secretly worked as a spy for America’s first intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The news made headlines across the country and Julia Child’s legions of fans were shocked. Her recently declassified OSS files have unearthed an enormous amount of new material… documents that expand upon her personal and political coming of age… and life altering romance at thirty-four with the much older and more worldly Paul Child. It’s all chronicled in painstaking detail in my next guest’s new book, A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS. Best-selling author Jennet Conant will be at Porter Square Bookstore at 7pm tonight.
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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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