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Tues. 1/24/12
Carrie Twomey: Release Of Irish Archives Would Put My Husband's Life In Jeopardy

Carrie Twomey: Release Of Irish Archives Would Put My Husband's Life In Jeopardy
Boston CollegeOver some three decades,more than 3,000 people died as a result of the troubles in Northern Ireland. It was an insidious conflict that pitted Catholics against Protestants, Republicans against Loyalists, neighbor against neighbor. Now, 12 years after the Good Friday Agreement finally brought peace, a legal case involving Boston College (left) is threatening to revive a past that some would prefer to leave behind. During the peace process, Boston College collected interviews with former Irish paramilitaries for historical posterity. In exchange, BC pledged to keep the interviews sealed until all involved had died. But the British government now believes some of those interviews may shed light on 40-year-old unsolved murder case — and US prosecutors are demanding access on their behalf. Today, a federal judge will hear arguments on whether Boston College should be forced to divulge some of those interviews.

Guest:
  Carrie Twomey, is the US citizen wife of Dr. Anthony McIntyre, who is the main researcher of the Oral History project at Boston College. She says such therelease could revive old vendettas and potentially put people’s lives in danger.

Links:
  Kevin Cullen: Caught in a tug of war (Boston Globe, 1/24/12)
  Read Carrie Twomey’s affadavit 
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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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