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After messy split from WBUR, Christopher Lydon returns

Twelve years after parting company with WBUR-FM after a rancorous contract dispute, Christopher Lydon — former host of “The Connection,” a daily talk show that once aired on 75 National Public Radio affiliates — is returning to the station.

Starting in January, Lydon, 73, will host an hourlong program titled “Open Source with Christopher Lydon,” to be broadcast live on WBUR 90.9 every Thursday from 9 to 10 p.m. Joining Lydon is his longtime producer, Mary McGrath. The station will make a formal announcement of the new show Wednesday.

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