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Thursday, March 3
Show & Tell – How The 1980s Explain The World We Live In Now

Show & Tell – How The 1980s Explain The World We Live In Now
Show and TellCould it be that much of our thinking, political rhetoric and public discourse today is framed by the pop culture of the 1980s?  Is the popularity of the Congressional “maverick” thanks to Die Hard? Is the way we think about how our elected leaders should deal with the military due to movies like Top Gun and Rambo? That is the premise of a provocative new book by author David Sirota. And how did we learn about this book? Well our resident provocateur Steve Almond of course. He joins us for another edition of his regular segment Show and Tell and today, he wants to show us and tell us about Sirota’s Back To Our Future: How the 1980s Explain The World We Live In Now. And for good measure, we’re also joined by the author himself.
  Steve's Music Pick: The Grown Up Noise
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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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