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Mon. 1/30/12
The Life And Complicated Legacy Of Kevin White

The Life And Complicated Legacy Of Kevin White
Kevin WhiteHis tenure spanned the tumultuous period of court-ordered busing — as well as the rebirth of Boston's downtown. The man Congressman Barney Frank called the hub's "first modern mayor," was also once famously described as “a swingin’ cat’’ by James Brown. We look at the life and complicated legacy of four-term Boston Mayor Kevin White — who died at the age of 82 on Friday.

Guests:
  Tom Keane, former Boston city councilor, frequent Boston Globe columnist
  Micho Spring, former aide to Kevin White
  Brian Mooney, Boston Globe
  Paula Lyons, former aide to Kevin White

More on the life and legacy of Kevin White:
  Video of key moments in Kevin White's tenure from the WGBH Vault
  WGBH's Philip Martin's look at White's efforts to negotiate a tumultuous era in race relations
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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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