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Military Suicide

Military Suicides
Veterans and jobsActive duty US troops are killing themselves at a rate of almost one per day — that’s 50 percent higher than the combat death toll in Afghanistan. What is driving these men and women to self-destruction, and what can be done about it? We speak with a writer from the Associated Press who has delved into this issue. Then, we’ll talk to Boston Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem and a war widow, who discusses the signs she saw in the lead-up to her husband’s suicide and how war can change a man.

Guests:
  Robert Burns, Associated Press Washington national security correspondent
  Kim Ruocco, director of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors' suicide prevention program
  Juliette Kayyem, Boston Globe columnist, lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government and former assistant secretary at the US Department of Homeland Security
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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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