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The Emily Rooney Show 5/25/10

 State Pension Chief to leave over pay: The chief of the state’s pension fund – who is also one of the highest paid public employees in Massachusetts – says he’ll quit next month. Among the reasons – legislative moves to limit what he and his staff can earn. Michael Travaglini joins us.
Food Allergies: Are we really allergic to the foods we think we are? Today, we discuss new information about food allergies with Christopher Love, a Professor at MIT who has developed new technologies to more effectively diagnose food allergies; Dr. Michael Pistiner, an allergist and clinical instructer at Children's Hospital; and Dr. Jennifer Schneider at Stanford, the lead author of a recent study that found that we may be overdiagnosing food allergies.
Church Closures: Peter Borre, head of the Council of Parishes, joins us upon his return from Rome, where he was appealing the closing of local Catholic Churches.

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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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