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Tuesday, April 26
Michael Sidney Fosberg’s Incognito

Michael Sidney Fosberg’s Incognito
Michael Sidney FosbergMichael Sidney Fosberg had a typical Midwestern upbringing.  He was raised in Wisconsin, in a white working-class family, by his biological mother and adoptive father. By 30, he had moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being an actor. He knew almost nothing about his biological father. The news one day that his mother was getting divorced prompted Michael to search out his biological father. Not only did Michael find him — it brought with it the revelation that Michael Sidney Fosberg was half black. That life-changing experience is the subject of Michael’s book “Incognito: An American Odyssey of Race and Self-Discovery.” Michael also wrote “Incognito”, a one-man play based on the book in which he plays himself.
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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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