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Monday, May 16
In Defense of Women

In Defense of Women
Judge Nancy GertnerFederal judge Nancy Gertner is no stranger to controversy. During a two-decade career as an attorney, she defended a radical lesbian feminist and an abused woman accused of arranging her husband's murder. She took a lead role in establishing that the Massachusetts constitution protects a woman's right to choose and won numerous workplace discrimination suits for women. She has recently written about these cases and other moments from a storied and sometimes surprising career in a new book, In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate. 
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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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