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Firefighter Contract Talks Continue: At the urging of the City Council, Boston firefighters have returned to the bargaining table in an effort to strike an accord over a contentious arbitration award. The Boston Municipal Research Bureau’s Sam Tyler and Former City Councilor Michael Flaherty join us.
WAR: Sebastian Junger will be here to discuss his new book, War. For fifteen months, the best selling author followed a single army platoon based in a remote outpost in Afghanistan. His goal: to convey what soldiers experience day in, day out, what war is really like.
The Gulf Oil Spill, Before And After: MIT graduate student Jeffrey Warren explains how he’s using cheap cameras affixed to kites and balloons to track the gulf oil spill. Read more about the project here.

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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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