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Tuesday, June 28
Season To Taste

Season To Taste
Molly BirnbaumAt twenty-two, just out of college, our next guest spent her nights reading cookbooks and her days working at Cambridge bistro Craigie On Main, preparing to start training at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. But shortly before Molly Birnbaum was due to matriculate in the fall of 2005, everything changed when she was hit by a car while jogging in Brookline. The accident fractured her skull, broke her pelvis and tore her knee to shreds. The flesh and bones would heal – she knew – but Molly also lost her sense of smell in the accident. And not being able to smell meant not being able to cook. She dropped her cooking school plans, quit her restaurant job, and sank into a depression. In her new memoir, Molly tells the heartwarming story of what came next. And Molly Birnbaum – author of Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way – who also writes the popular food blog My Madeleine and is an associate editor at America’s Test Kitchen – 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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