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Tuesday, April 19
Robert MacNeil’s Autism Now

Robert MacNeil’s Autism Now
In a career that has spanned more than 50 years, journalist Robert MacNeil has told many stories. For 20 years, he anchored the PBS NewsHour. This week, he returns to the program for the first time in more than 15 years. So what drew him back? His 6-year-old grandson, Nick, who lives right here in Cambridge. Nick has autism, an extremely common affliction that resonates deeply with MacNeil’s family and many others. In a six-part series called Autism Now, MacNeil aims to provide viewers with an authoritative, balanced look at the latest scientific research and medical thinking about Autism today.
  Check out the Autism Now secton of the PBS NewsHour website
  Watch part one of Autism Now
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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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