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Thursday, August 4
Asking The Pilot About The FAA Shutdown And Security At Logan

Asking The Pilot About The FAA Shutdown And Security At Logan
This week Congress breathed a sigh of relief after a deal was finally reached over raising the debt ceiling. But lawmakers left Washington for their August recess with some unfinished business on the table, including the status of the Federal Aviation Administration—now in a partial shutdown. Workers are furloughed—including 100 employees in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Development projects are stalled—including at least $8 million worth underway in New England. Is this partial shutdown a serious matter or just another example of political posturing in an increasingly divided Washington? Airline pilot Patrick Smith writes the Ask the Pilot column for Salon.com and he joins us with his take.
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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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