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FDA Regs Aim To Clarify Extent Of Sun Protection And Crackdown On False Claims

FDA Regs Aim To Clarify Extent Of Sun Protection And Crackdown On False Claims  
SunscreenThe government hopes to clear up confusion about the protection offered by sunscreens. New rules issued by the FDA say sunscreens will have to filter out the most dangerous type of radiation to claim they protect against skin cancer and premature aging. Marketing claims like "waterproof" and "sweatproof" will be banned. Joining me now are Michael Hansen, a senior scientist at Consumer Union – which publishes Consumer Reports; and Dr. David Leffell, a professor of dermatology at Yale University Medical School.
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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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