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Thursday, April 14
WAYH About Biking In Boston

WAYH About Biking In Boston
Nicole Freedman Back in 2007, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino got serious about making Boston more bike-friendly. He created a program called Boston Bikes and tapped Nicole Freedman—a former Olympic cyclist with a degree in urban planning and experience as bicycle planner—to run it. From adding bike lanes and bike racks to laying the groundwork for a bike-sharing program, Freedman has been working to transform Boston into a “world class bicycling city.” With spring in the air and folks around the region dusting off their bikes after the long winter, she joins us to share what she is hearing about biking in Boston.
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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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