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Monday, April 11
Come To The Edge

Come To The Edge
Christina HaagPrior to his marriage to Carolyn Besette in 1996, John F. Kennedy, Jr. was as eligible of a bachelor as there’s ever been. With the good looks and charm of a movie star, he was a magazine publisher, lawyer and the heir apparent of America’s most fabled political family. Now, more than a decade after his death in a tragic plane crash off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, his former girlfriend, Christina Haag has penned a new memoir about her five-year romance with America's prince. Come to the Edge is an intimate portrait of a vibrant, dynamic and sometimes reckless young John F. Kennedy, Jr. and a poignant tale of lost love. We talk with the book’s author, actress Christina Haag.
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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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