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Wed. 1/25/12
Weddings. Minus The Insanity. Plus The Marriage.

Weddings. Minus The Insanity. Plus The Marriage.
Wedding Rings In this day and age, when the average American wedding costs somewhere in the neighborhood of $30,000, “no-nonsense, sensible and sane” are not words typically associated with wedding planning. But, says practicality prophet Meg Keene, it is possible to have the wedding you want, without going insane - or going broke – in the process. Her new book offers a down-to-earth guide for negotiating the realities of your wedding day with grace.

Guest:
  Meg Keene, author of the new book (and the blog of the same name), A Practical Wedding

Links:
  Meg Keene will be at Porter Square Books tonight at 7:00pm
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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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