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Monday, August 29
Irene's Impact

Massachusetts – and other states – are in clean-up mode, a day after Hurricane and Tropical Storm Irene whipped up the East Coast, knocking out power, flooding roads, and forcing evacuations. Irene left more than 7.4 million homes and businesses along the eastern seaboard in the dark. At last check about 430,000 of those were here in the Bay State. We’ll get dispatches from a boat owner on the South Shore, a shelter worker in New York City, and a storm chaser in Southborough, among others. Plus, was it a hurricane of hype? Did the media – and cable television news in particular - get swept away in the coverage? Or was it warranted?

*Kara Miller co-hosts
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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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