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Thurs. 12/15/11
Best Of 2011 - Music

Best Of 2011 - Music
RecordsThere were refreshing new albums from veteran acts. Debut records from up and coming rock and rollers. An impressive effort from hip-hop legends turned TV stars. And a self released single that millions flocked to hear online. Yes, 2011 was chock-full of great music. We hear about the best new music of the year - according to our two favorite Steve’s - former music critic and author of Rock n Roll Will Save Your Life Steve Almond and NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson.

Guests:
  Steve Almond, best selling author of seven books, including Rock n Roll Will Save Your Life
  Stephen Thompson, editor and reviewer for NPR Music

Links:
  See Steve and Stephen's full lists 
  Watch Steve Almond discuss his book Rock and Roll will Save Your Life on WGBH's Forum Network
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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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