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Tuesday, Sept. 6
Civil Liberties In The Decade Since 9/11

Civil Liberties In The Decade Since 9/11
US FlagAlmost 10 years after the events of September 11, the launch of the War on Terror, and the passage of The Patriot Act, Americans continue to debate where to draw the line between our civil liberties and our national security. We're joined by social critic and attorney Wendy Kaminer and the ACLU's Ben Wizner who help us to understand what freedoms we've relinquished, what one's we’re less willing to give up, and whether we should be fighting harder to hold on to them than we are.
  Check out the AP/NORC retrospecive study of civil liberties and national security
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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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