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Monday, June 6
Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere Fact Check

Sarah Palin’s Paul Revere Fact Check
Sarah PalinFormer Alaska Governor Sarah Palin roared into town on her “One Nation” national bus tour last week to walk Boston’s famed Freedom Trail. Along the way, some comments she made about Paul Revere set off a ferocious fact-checking mission among journalists, historians, and bloggers alike. But was she actually wrong? Is it revisionist history on the part of Palin, or are we just not that clear on what really happened on the fateful night of April 18, 1775? Joining us to get to the bottom of this is at Boston University history professor Brendan J. McConville.
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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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