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The Emily Rooney Show 8/13/10

 Week in Review: Matt Amorello is arrested this week on drunk driving charges. It’s the latest in a series of personal and professional setbacks for the Former Massachusetts Turnpike chief. Did he fall from grace or was he pushed? The Big Dig, meantime, becomes a flashpoint in the governor’s race. Plus, Lakeisha Gadson is acquitted in the accidental shooting death of her seven-year-old son, Liquarry Jefferson. Should she have been made an example of? And finally – thumbs up or thumbs down on these issues and personalities: An unlikely hero emerges in a disgruntled Jet Blue flight attendant; the sales tax holiday weekend; and Shaquille O’Neal tries a host of new nicknames on for size. We are joined by Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe, Kara Miller a WGBH contributor and Garrett Quinn, a blogger for Boston.com.

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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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