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Tuesday, Dec. 14
The Sights, Sounds, And Smells Of Christmas – Holiday Social Studies:

The Sights, Sounds, And Smells Of Christmas – Holiday Social Studies: There are plenty of questions that arise around the holidays. Should I wait in that ridiculously long line so my child can sit on Santa’s lap? Do I buy that new friend a present or is it too soon? A surprising amount of scientific research has been done that answers a few of those questions but others—well—you need an expert. So we’ve brought one in. Our social etiquette guru Robin Abrahams, who also writes the Miss Conduct column and blog for The Boston Globe, is going to enlighten us about some of that research then, we’ll take your calls.
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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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