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Thursday, Nov. 18
Art Of The Americas

Art Of The Americas: This Saturday, the Museum of Fine Art’s brand new Art of the Americas wing opens to the public with a free community day. This bold expansion and renovation adds more than 100,000 square feet of space and 50 new galleries to the iconic early 20th century neo-classical building on Huntington Avenue. It also signals a new era for one of the country’s most renowned museums. The MFA’s astounding collection of American Art—from pre-Columbian artifacts to John Singer Sargent portraits to abstract masterpieces by Jackson Pollack–has been re-imagined and brought together. WGBH’s Jared Bowen has toured the galleries and joins us with a sneak preview.
  Tour a few of the new galleries online with Jared
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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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