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Central Falls Teachers Rehired: After a Rhode Island school fired all of teachers in a radical move that inspired even President Obama to weigh in, those teachers now have their jobs back. We talk with the school superintendent Frances Gallo about what was actually behind the fires.
Harvard Con: A Harvard student faked resumes to gain admittance to Harvard and squeezed the college of thousands of dollars in grants. WGBH’s Adam Reilly reports from the arraignment.
MBA Oath: A number of business schools including Harvard have begun pledging good ethical conduct at graduation. Drake Bennett, a staff writer for The Boston Globe's Ideas Section, asks whether an 'MBA oath' can fix what's wrong with business.
Pops 125th Anniversary: Tonight the Boston Pops Orchestra premiers “The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers” a multimedia performance with a star-studded cast. WGBH’s Jared Bowen has details.
 

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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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