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Wednesday, May 25
Sebastian Junger On WAR, The Arab Spring & Tim Hetherington

Sebastian Junger On WAR, The Arab Spring & Tim Hetherington
Sebastian JungerFor fifteen months between 2007-2008, Sebastian Junger was embedded in a US army platoon based in Afghanistan’s remote Korengal Valley. His goal was to convey what soldiers experience day in, day out – what war is really like. The result of his reporting was the simply titled May 2010 book, WAR and a documentary film called Restrepo. Junger joined us in June 2010 to mark the book and the film’s release – and a year later – for better and for worse: a lot has changed. The Arab Spring uprisings and the death of Osama bin Laden have rocked the Middle East and then two months ago – devastating news on a personal front. In early April, Junger’s dear friend and his Restrepo collaborator, British filmmaker and photographer Tim Hetherington, was tragically killed in Misrata, Libya. We reached out to Sebastian Junger shortly after Tim Hetherington’s death and made arrangements for him to join us here in the studio today (before his 7 p.m. speaking engagement at Porter Square Books).
  Sebastian Junger remembers Tim Hetherington (Vanity Fair)
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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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