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Cabin: Two Brothers, A Dream, And Five Acres In Maine

Cabin: Two Brothers, A Dream, And Five Acres In Maine
Lou Ureneck CabinFollowing a painful divorce, the loss of his mother and a major career change, Boston University journalism professor Lou Ureneck undertook a “experiment in mental health”: he built a cabin by hand in the Maine woods. Ureneck joins us to explain how constructing the cabin also helped him rebuild his relationship with the beloved brother he felt he had let down in their youth. His new book is Cabin: Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine.
  Ureneck also blogged about the experience for The New York Times
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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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