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Tuesday, Feb. 22
Scott Brown Kicks Off ‘Against All Odds’ Book Tour

Scott Brown Kicks Off ‘Against All Odds’ Book Tour
Scott Brown Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown says that while he had a rough childhood including physical abuse by his stepfathers, sexual abuse at the hands of a camp counselor and arguments with his mother who drank, he does not consider those old memories when casting votes in Washington. These revelations come amid the release of Brown’s new memoir, "Against All Odds," which hit the shelves yesterday. Today, the junior senator stops at Barnes & Noble at the Prudential Center in Boston for a book signing. WGBH’s Adam Reilly is there and joins us now.
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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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