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Fri. 11/25/11
An Encore Presentation - America: It's Quirks and Qualities

An Encore Presentation - America: It's Quirks and Qualities 
US FlagA conversation about America – its quirks and its qualities – on a special encore presentation of the Emily Rooney Show. We go inside the high-pressure world of presidential debates with longtime NewsHour host and “dean of the moderators” Jim Lehrer. Then, a conversation about the future of the American dream and the state of our country, with one of its most respected journalists: Tom Brokaw. And finally, that same American dream through the eyes of thwarted dreamers and inveterate gamblers at the center of author Steve Almond’s latest collection of stories, God Bless America.
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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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