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Wed. 6/13/12
Regretfully Yours

Regretfully Yours
Kathryn SchulzWe all have regrets, but what purpose do they serve? Is there a scientific explanation? What do people tend to regret the most? And what choices seem important at the time but don’t tend to spur second thoughts in the long term? Can we learn from our regrets in the future or are we doomed to agonize over them forever? We ask a journalist, a rabbi and a philsopher to teach us about the role of regret.

Guests:
  Kathryn Schulz, journalist and author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error
  Rabbi Matt Soffer, rabbi at Temple Israel of Boston
  Sissela Bok, senior visiting fellow at Harvard and author of Exploring Happiness
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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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