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Tues. 12/13/11
From Brinks To Whitey: Boston’s Criminal Past Is Explored In New Show

From Brinks To Whitey: Boston’s Criminal Past Is Explored In New Show
In the latest episode of his new Travel Channel program, Hidden City, crime novelist Marcus Sakey digs deep into three of Boston’s most historical crimes: The Great Brinks Robbery, in 1950, the largest robbery ever; The Boston Strangler, the one bogeyman who haunted this city from the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill to the ivy-draped walls of Cambridge; and James “Whitey” Bulger (above), one of Boston’s most notorious crime bosses.

Guest:
  Marcus Sakey, crime novelist and the host of the new series ‘Hidden City’

Links:
  Check out some behind the scenes photo’s from Marcus’ trip to Boston
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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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