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Are the Twenties the New Teens? 8/31/10

 Are The Twenties The New Teens? Young adults are marrying, buying property, and starting families later than ever before. Are people in their twenties just refusing to grow up or are we experiencing an inexorable change in the timetable for reaching adulthood? We’re joined by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, research professor of Psychology at Clark University and author of Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from Late Teens through the Twenties and by David D. Burstein, the 21-year-old founder and executive director of Generation18. Read the New York Times Magazine article, "What is it About 20-Somethings" and David D. Burstein's "What the New York Times Missed About ‘20-somethings."

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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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