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Wednesday, Feb. 23
Parental Incarceration And Its Effect On Children, Families

Approximately one in eight American children has had a parent behind bars at some point in their life and it’s estimated that as many as three million children in the United States have a parent in prison on any given day. While those statistics are staggering, numbers fail to capture the human cost of incarceration and the effect on those left in its wake. Howard Zehr is a leader in the field of restorative justice and a member of the Victims Advisory Group of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. His new book “What will happen to me?” combines photographic portraits of some 30 children whose parents are or were behinds bars with their feelings and reflections, presented in their own words. He joins us, along with Stacey Bouchet, who is one of the adult children featured in the book.
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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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