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Tuesday, Sept. 13
Ken Burns’ Prohibition

Ken Burns’ Prohibition
Ken BurnsProhibition turned law-abiding citizens into criminals, caused illicit drinking to seem glamorous and fun, encouraged neighborhood gangs to become national crime syndicates, and fostered cynicism and hypocrisy that corroded the social contract all across the nation. Ken Burns’ new documentary tells story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He Joins us to discuss his three-part, six-hour study of the so-called “noble experiment” that made alcoholic beverages illegal in the United States from 1920 to 1933.Prohibition – which Burns co-directed and produced with Lynn Novick – premieres on Oct. 2 on WGBH 2 and PBS stations nationwide.
  Take a sneek peak at Prohibition
  From The Archives: Hear Emily’s Sept. 2010 interview with Ken Burns about his film, The Tenth Inning
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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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