The Emily Rooney Show

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Growing Old In The City

Growing Old In The City
Elderly in the City The world is getting older and at the same time, more concentrated in urban areas. What are the advantages and pitfalls of growing old in the city? And how can government? Urban planners? And businesses prepare?

Guests:
 Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
 Joseph Curtatone, Mayor of the City of Somerville
 Joseph F. Coughlin, director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab

Links:
 Tufts University is hosting a conference on “Population Aging and Urbanization” next month. Click here for more information 
 READ Joseph Coughlin’s blog
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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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