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Is Your Laptop The College Of The Future?

Is Your Laptop The College Of The Future?
College OnlineWhat could $54,000 get you? Three gleaming new Toyota Corollas, 50 round trip flights from Boston to London. Or just a quarter of the way to your undergraduate degree at Harvard. Yes, college is flat out expensive. And not just the elite private universities. The price of studying and living on campus at the average public university last year was more that $20,000. With no end to rising costs in sight and technology continuing to play an ever more integral role in our lives we ask whether the college of the future is your laptop.

Guests:
 Richard Vedder, director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and professor of economics at Ohio University
 Mary Carmichael, Boston Globe
 Henry Leitner, associate dean of information technology and chief technology officer for the Division of Continuing Education, Harvard University 
 Peter Hopkins, Founder, Big Think 
 Ken Udas, UMassOnline CEO 
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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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