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Tuesday, June 14
One-On-One With The MFA's Malcolm Rogers

One-On-One With The MFA's Malcolm Rogers
New MFA wingIn 1994, a relatively unknown Malcolm Austin Rogers was introduced as the new director of the Museum of Fine Arts. At the time, the MFA was strapped for cash and criticized for being insular and elitist. Malcolm told the Boston media that his first order of business was to “bring the museum out to meet its public.” Done that he most certainly has. This year, the MFA opened it’s airey new Art of the Americas Wing and is financially stable. Malcolm’s tenure hasn’t been without complaint, but few can dispute that over the past 16 years, he has restored a sense of relevance and vitality to the institution. He joins us.
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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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