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Thursday, June 16
Bruins Stanley Cup Victory Cements Boston As City Of Champions

Bruins Stanley Cup Victory Cements Boston As City Of Champions
Stanley CupThis afternoon, there is elation on the streets of Boston, the city of champions. With a decisive 4-0 victory in Game 7 of the NHL Finals last night, the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup in almost 40 years and completed the grand slam — so to speak — for Boston sports fans. In just the last 7 years, all four major sports teams have won it all. For a generation of sports fans in New England, championships are all they know. But it wasn’t always that way. Ask anyone who can’t say the name Bucky Dent without inserting a certain four letter word in the middle. Or suffered through the Patriots 46-10 loss to the Bears in Super Bowl XX. So how did Boston transform from the city of heartbreak to the city of parades and how has it changed the psyche of sports fans here in New England? Joining us to discuss that are a couple of die-hard, lifelong fans from different generations, Boston.com’s Garrett Quinn and longtime Boston sportscaster Bob Lobel. Also, checking in with us from Vancouver are Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullenand Boston Globe sports reporter Tony Massarotti.
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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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