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Thursday, Sept. 8
The Emerging Body of 9/11 Literature

The Emerging Body of 9/11 Literature: In the aftermath of September 11, 2001 a clear story began to emerge: Hijackers took control of planes. Those planes were flown into The Pentagon and World Trade Center towers. The towers collapsed. Thousands of people died. But of course, that isn't the whole story. The facts alone can never tell the whole story. In the decade since September 11, 2001, a body of literature has emerged, as writers of both of fiction and non-fiction have attempted to process, understand and express what happened on that tragic day. We're joined by author and regular contributor Steve Almond, who discusses that body of literature.
Read more about Steve's take on the literature of 9/11
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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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