The Emily Rooney Show

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Thurs. 11/24/11
An Encore Presentation - Conversations With Authors

An Encore Presentation - Conversations With Authors  
BooksTwo brothers build a cabin and rebuild a relationship; two sisters stay connected through books, even after one is gone; and fourteen drawings that have ignited the imagination of countless children, now inspire some pretty darn good writers, too. We’ll hear from Lou Ureneck, who following a painful divorce, the loss of his mother and a major career change undertook an “experiment in mental health”: Building a cabin in the woods of Maine with his brother. Then, Nina Sankovitch on how she grieved the loss of her sister by reading a different book. Every single day. For an entire year.And finally, Chris Van Allsburg – the author/illustrator behind such works as Jumanji and the Polar Express – explains the Mystery of Harris Burdick and how his drawings have caught the eye of Stephen King, Lemony Snicket and others.
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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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