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Thursday, July 14
Summer Shore Food With The Man Behind The Summer Shack

Summer Shore Food With The Man Behind The Summer Shack
Perhaps nobody knows New England shore food like Jasper White. In May 2000, White surprised people who thought he was inextricably linked to fine dining when he opened Jasper White's Summer Shack in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A loud, energetic clam shack with lobster tanks and steam kettles as a focal point in a central big, open space. Lobsters, clams, oysters and many other varieties of seafood dominate the menu that features everything from corn dogs and fried clams to traditional favorites like cod cakes and baked beans. The success of the Cambridge restaurant has spawned two more Summer Shacks and the Summer Shack Cookbook, which Jasper joins us to discuss.
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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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