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Wednesday, Feb. 9
Egypt – A First Hand Account

Egypt – A First Hand Account
Tahir SquareIf you thought the media’s scaled back coverage of unrest in Egypt this week signaled that things have calmed down, you thought wrong. Anti-government activists are calling on supporters to expand their demonstrations in defiance of Vice President Omar Suleiman’s warning that protests won't be tolerated for much longer. Suleiman told Egyptian newspaper editors yesterday that there could be a "coup" unless demonstrators agree to enter negotiations. Matthew Bell, a correspondent for PRI’s The World, is in Jerusalem – but until two days ago – he was right in the heart of demonstrations in Cairo and he joins us with a first-hand account.
  See Matthew's reports from Egypt for PRI's The World
  Check out Matthew's Blog
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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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