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Can Netflix Recover?

Can Netflix Recover?
NetflixSo long the darling of investors and the public alike - Netflix has stumbled from one misstep to another in recent weeks, first installing a dramatic price increase, then announcing and withdrawing a plan to divide the streaming and DVD rental operations into two separate segments. In the process the company has both angered and confused its customer base and taken a beating in the press for both their decisions and their handling of this crisis. So how did things go so wrong so quickly and where does the company – and embattled CEO Reed Hastings go from here? Joining us to discuss that is Lance Ulanoff, editor in chief at Internet news website Mashable.
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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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