The Emily Rooney Show

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Thurs. 12/29/11
Best of 2011

Best of 2011
What better way to end the year with our “Best of 2011” lists? It may have been a rough year for book stores, but authors and books are still a hit. We’ll talk about some of the top titles to hit the shelves this year from fiction to non-fiction to kids books and more. And talk about a banner year. Americans went to the movies more than a billion times in 2011! The Boston Globe’s Ty Burr and our own Jared Bowen are with us to discuss their personal favorites. And finally, we go from the visual to the aura, with tunes galore, as we listen to some of the best new music of the year according to author Steve Almond and NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson.
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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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