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The Fishy Business Of Labeling Seafood

The Fishy Business Of Labeling Seafood  
FishIt's investigative journalism at it's core. A reporter smells something fishy going on and goes digging for answers. In an exhaustive new investigation by the Boston Globe, that something fishy, was - well - the fish. For five months, Globe reporters looked into the all-too-common practice of mislabeling fish by Bay State restaurants, grocery stores, and seafood markets. What they found was that Massachusetts consumers are routinely - and unwittingly - overpaying for less desirable and sometimes undesirable, species - or buying seafood that is simply not what it is advertised to be. In many cases, the fish was caught thousands of miles away and frozen, not hauled in by local fishermen, as the menu – or label – claimed. Sometimes the errors were innocent mistakes. But often the switch was deliberate, driven by profits. With us to discuss the fishy business of mislabeling seafood - and why it matters - is Boston Globe business reporter Jenn Abelson.
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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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