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Thursday, Feb. 10
Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander and Shaquille O'Neal

Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander and Shaquille O'Neal
Shaq and HoopzHere are some of the things that might surprise you about my next guest, Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander: Six years ago, before agreeing—basically on a lark—to appear on the reality dating show, “Flavor of Love, "Hoopz” was working as a TSA agent in her hometown of Brownstown, Michigan. She loves Edgar Allen Poe, is “obsessed” with all things supernatural, and has seen a ghost. She stands at five feet two inches tall—making her nearly a full two feet shorter than her boyfriend, Shaquille O’Neal. And finally, yes, his constant travel does take a toll on her, but retail therapy often helps soothe the void (She’s been known to drop $400 dollars at CVS on days when he hits the road with the Boston Celtics). We talk with "Hoopz” about her new reality venture, adjusting to life in the suburbs of Boston, and her plans for Valentines Day on Monday.
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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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