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2012 Oscar Nominations: Snubs And Surprises

2012 Oscar Nominations: Snubs And Surprises
2011 was quite a year for the movies and if Hollywood is good at anything, it’s celebrating itself. The countdown to this year’s Oscars officially began this morning as the Academy Awardnominations were announced in Los Angeles. WGBH’s Jared Bowen and entertainment insider Joyce Kulhawik join us to talk snubs and surprises...and make some predictions. Then Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr joins the conversation from Sundance as we look ahead at some of the most anticipated movies set to hittheaters in 2012.

Guests:
  Jared Bowen, WGBH
  Joyce Kulhawik, arts & entertainment reporter
  Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic

Link:
  See all of this year's Oscar nominations
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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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