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Wed. 4/4/12
Flipping Out: What Drives People To A Mental Breaking Point?

Flipping Out: What Drives People To A Mental Breaking Point?
Jet Blue PilotIt sure seems like there have been quite a few dramatic, high-profile meltdowns lately. There's the Jet Blue Pilot who lost it in midair, the filmmaker behind Kony 2012 who ended walking the streets of San Diego naked, and the 43 year old former student who went on a shooting rampage at a small Oakland college that left seven people dead. So what is it that drives some people do a breaking point, what is going on in their heads when they act out, and what happens afterwards?

Guest:
  Dr. Michael Leslie, psychiatrist in the Clinical Evaluation Center at McLean Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School
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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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