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The Emily Rooney Show 8/27/10

This Week in News: It’s almost Labor Day and the candidates–both local and national–are readying themselves for the campaign home stretch. Plus, Massachusetts is awarded $250 million in federal Race to the Top education grants, while in New Jersey a clerical error is said to be to blame for the Garden State losing $400 million. And is ‘Islamophobia’ running rampant in America? Plus - a not-guilty plea from Matt Amorello, the life and legacy of Sen. Ted Kennedy a year after his death, and “thumbs up, thumbs down” on Tiger’s wife, Levi Johnston and others. We’re joined by Terence Burke of Denterlein Worldwide, and by Boston Globe Columnists Kevin Cullen and Joanna Weiss.

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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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