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Wednesday, Sept. 7
9/11’s Indelible Effect On American Sports

9/11’s Indelible Effect On American Sports
Monday Morning QBLike so many things, in the immediate aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001, professional sports came to a screeching halt. Baseball was in its final stretch, with teams in both leagues fighting for playoff spots, while the NFL season was just getting underway. All games were cancelled or postponed. But unlike so many things, sports play a unique role in the lives of so many Americans. And it was this role that led the heads of Major League Baseball and the National Football League to resume their seasons sooner rather than later. When the games returned, 9/11 was still fresh in everyone's mind. There were moments of silence and pre-game ceremonies, patches for the victims and American flags. But there were also the familiar home runs and strikeouts, tackles and touchdowns that offered people a way to escape the horrors and reminders of that terrible day. With us to reflect on the role sports played in helping the nation heal in the aftermath of 9/11 is our regular sports contributor Bob Lobel.
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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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