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Wednesday, Jan. 19
Iran Film Festival

Iran Film Festival: Since the 1990s, Iranian filmmakers have been exporting some of the world’s most critically-acclaimed work and capturing awards at festivals around the world. But you need not travel to the far reaches of the globe to see these much-lauded films. For nearly two decades, the MFA in Boston has been showcasing some of the best of contemporary Iranian cinema each year with their annual Festival of Films from Iran. This year’s festival is going on right now. We’re joined by Carter Long, The Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video at the MFA and by Granaz Moussavi, an Iranian filmmaker and author.
  Learn more, see showtimes, and buy tickets to the MFA's Festival of Film from Iran
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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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