The Emily Rooney Show

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Thurs. 11/17/11
Where We Live - Retirement

Where We Live - Retirement
More and more, seniors are combining work and retirement or putting it off altogether. For this generation, has the final piece of the American dream been deferred? We continue our week-long look at the state of the America Dream with a discussion about a widening gap between the funds many seniors have saved and the funds they need to live out the rest of their days.

Guest:
  Jack Sullivan, CommonWealth magazine's Senior Investigative Reporter

Link:
  Read Jack's piece for CommonWealth magazine, Dream Deferred
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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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