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You Are Here: March 3, 2012
In this hour, we explore five different stories of people who play the role of the bad guy. These are the people serving us fast food, writing terrible reviews, the menacing bouncers, those hacking for a
cause, and yes– even the girl scouts. We explore why they are labeled as the bad guy, why we love to hate them, and hear the counter tales of locals who say they simply aren’t anything like they are perceived to be.
We take a look at club and bar bouncers — or as they prefer to be called ,door hosts, customers and patrons that write bad reviews of business, the Girl Scouts who recently came under fire for its association with Planned Parenthood and for accepting transgender children, fast food workers who may or may not contribute to rising obesity, and hackers who say breaching security is all in the name of protecting the public.
LISTEN: Intro- I’m the Bad Guy at Work
We take a look at club and bar bouncers, or as they prefer to be called, door hosts. These are the guys standing menacingly at the door, holding the power to let you in or kick you out. From their physical intimidation to their mission to spot your fake I.D, reporter Jaclyn Diaz gives us the stories of bouncers across Boston. Counter to what we may think of them, they say they simply don’t want to play the role of the bad guy, but are often forced to.
LISTEN: Hackers and Hacktivists
Enter the secret world of hackers. We speak to hacktivists who say breaching security is all in the name of
protecting the public, and security groups who are fighting to stop them. (Reporter Abigail Collins)
LISTEN: Bouncers and Door Hosts
From their physical intimidation to their mission to spot your fake, we bring you stories of bouncers across Boston. (Reporter Jaclyn Diaz)
LISTEN: The Bad Reviewer
What are local businesses doinging to combat bad reviews, and how much of an impact do former customers have?(Reporter Phillip Gohary)
LISTEN: The Girl Scouts
Separating fact from fiction in this look at the controversy that transformed The Girl Scout’s image after right-wing groups claimed the girls promote sexuality and set a bad model for girls nationwide. (Reporter Emma Jean Weinstein)
LISTEN: Fast Food Employees
How negative assumptions about fast-food workers
impact their work, and who is to blame for consumers choice of diet. (Reporter Nancy Valev)
Producer Alyssa Edes