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Wednesday, April 20
WAYH - Safeguarding The Safeguards Of Medicine

WAYH - Safeguarding The Safeguards Of Medicine
Christoph WestphalOminous. That was the tone of conversation at a local biotech conference. With the purchase this month of Cambridge-based Genzyme by the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, local biotech executives are concerned that our smaller homegrown biotechs are increasing takeover targets by large multinational firms. While corporate ownership can bring funding and resources, scientist worry about losing the creative, entrepreneurial spirit that put Kendall Square on the biotech map. Christoph Westphal, chair of the venture capital firm, Longwood Founders Fund, joins us.
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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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