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Tuesday, March 1
The Science Of Kissing

The Science Of Kissing
KissNinety percent of international cultures across the globe partake in what’s widely considered to be “humanity’s most intimate exchange.” But it’s also been used make contracts legal and to show honor. Men and women do it differently, but you’ll be surprised to find out why. What are we talking about? Well, kissing, of course. My next guest has written a book called "The Science of Kissing," a strange title since we all know kissing is an art – not a science. Right? Wrong. Sheril Kirshenbaum – author “The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us” – says it’s both. And she joins us for a historical, psychological and biological look at “osculation” – which is the scientific word for kissing.
  See Sheril speak on 3/1 at Tuft's University
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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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