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Wednesday, May 18th
WAYH About High Speed Rail

WAYH About High Speed Rail
In high speed railApril of 2009, President Barack Obama announced a comprehensive and ambitious vision for high-speed rail in America. But while $8 billion were invested in rail projects as part of the economic stimulus package, everyone acknowledges it will take much more than that to bring true high-speed rail service to even a portion of the US. And with a battle brewing over the budget in and spending cuts looming, will Obama’s vision for high-speed rail for America be permanently derailed? Here to tell us what they are hearing about high-speed rail and it’s future in the Northeast and across the country are Richard A. Dimino, the president and CEO of A Better Cityand Bob Yaro, president of The Regional Plan Association
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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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