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Tuesday, July 12
Has The Legacy Of Robert F. Kennedy Been Slighted By The JFK Library?

Has The Legacy Of Robert F. Kennedy Been Slighted By The JFK Library?
As archivists gird to make public more than five-dozen boxes of Robert F. Kennedy’s papers at the JFK Library, the New York Times reports today that members of his family are having second thoughts about where they should be housed. Why? Because they believe that the presidential library has not done enough to honor the legacy of the president’s younger brother. Has RFK really been slighted by the JFK library? Or – as one of the Times’ sources contends – it is just that no matter how legitimate a figure in history you are, when your brother is a former president – you’re always going to be outshined. Joining me now from Washington to discuss that is the Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender. 
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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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