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Monday, July 18
Boston Archdiocese Prepares For Sale Of Six Area Churches, Parishioners Prepare For New Appeal To The Pope

Boston Archdiocese Prepares For Sale Of Six Area Churches, Parishioners Prepare For New Appeal To The Pope:
Last week, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley issued a decree, which takes effect today, that would strip six church buildings of their religious classification and pave the way for their sale. Parishioners at the churches the Boston Archdiocese wants to sell have been holding vigil at the closed churches for as many as seven years, since they were closed and had their priests removed. Today all six churches will send letters to O’Malley, kicking off an appeals process expected to last two to three years. Previous appeals to the Vatican to reopen the churches were rejected in early 2010. So why do these parishioners continue to fight? With us to explain is Suzanne Hurley, a member of the council of parishes and spokesperson for the parishioners at St. James the Great in Wellesley, MA.
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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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