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Tuesday, May 17
When Gadgets Betray Us

When Gadgets Betray Us
Hiawatha BrayIt’s hard to believe, but just 10 years ago, there was no such thing as an iPod and the hottest mobile phone on the market was a Sanyo flip-phone with a one by one-and-a-half inch screen and a retractable antenna. Technology moves fast these days. In many ways, it is evolving faster than we are. And as our mobile phones, mp3 players, and websites become more and more complex, we understand less and less about how they actually work and what personal details they are revealing about us. Our tech guru Hiawatha Bray joins us to discuss this dark underbelly of the digital age: how our favorite gadgets might just be betraying us.
  Check out Robert Vamosi's new book, When Gadgets Betray 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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