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Wed. 12/14/11
Best Of 2011 - Books

Best Of 2011 - Books
BooksIt may have been a rough year for book stores, with Borders going belly up and a number of local independent book retailers closing shop. But with the continued dominance of Amazon and the rise of the Kindle, e-readers and tablets, things have never been better for books themselves – both physical and "e." With so many titles being published – and the gift giving season upon us - we enlist a couple of experts to share their picks for the best of the year.

Guests:
  Jocelyn Kelley, owner of the publicity firm Kelley & Hall Book Publicity. She also runs the book review website, Bookfinds.com
  Evan Perriello, events director at Brookline Booksmith
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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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