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Wed. 11/09/11
Kent Greenfield And The Myth Of Choice

Kent Greenfield And The Myth Of Choice
The Myth Of ChoiceAmericans are in many ways fixated on the idea of choice. We choose our politicians. Our legal system is built upon people freely making choices - and then taking responsibility for them. And, our consumer culture is grounded by slogans like, “have it your way.” But could it be that we have less free will than we realize? Boston College Law School Professor Kent Greenfield joins us to discuss his new book, The Myth of Choice: Personal Responsibility in a World of Limits.
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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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