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Wednesday, May 11
What Are You Hearing About Patent Reform?

What Are You Hearing About Patent Reform?
Chris DillonStarting in 1790, the United States Patent Office has issued millions of patents — inventions that helped power the economic revolutions that have swept over our country — and those that will help power the innovation economy of tomorrow. But now, Congress is about to embark on the most fundamental reform of patent law in decades. Chris Dillon is a patent attorney with Fish & Richardson, and he’s here to tell us why this just might be the most important economic story you haven’t heard. One point of trivia — Fish & Richardson is one of the oldest patent law practice in the country. AMong others, they represented Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers.
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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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