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Wed. 4/11/12
100 Years Later, Why Do We Still Care About The Titanic?

100 Years Later, Why Do We Still Care About The Titanic?
On this day 100 years ago, 2,224 people were aboard the world’s biggest and most luxurious ocean liner heading west on the Atlantic toward New York City. Little did they know that within days, the unsinkable Titanic would be at the bottom of the ocean floor and more than half of them dead. Why does this disaster still capture our imagination 100 years later?

Guest:
  Steven Biel, author of Down With the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster
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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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