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THE LAST RESORT:
The bill’s fate lies in the hands of the senate: State Senator Stanley Rosenberg
The effect of gambling in Detroit, MI: With president of Michigan Consultants in Lansing, MI; and Rev. Kevin Turman.
A personal account: Gail Spector, editor of The Newton TAB, talks about being the daughter of a compulsive gambler.
State revenues from gambling: With Robert Ward, deputy director Rockefeller Institute of Government, at SUNY Albany; and Jeff Perlee a Public Gaming Consultant.
A look at what’s ahead: With Laura Everett, the associate director of the Mass Council of Churches; Jim O’Sullivan, a reporter for the State House News Service; and Edward Harrison of the Western Massachusetts Casino Task Force.

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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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