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 Genzyme Rejects $18.5 Billion Bid: Following months of rumors, French drug giant Sanofi-Aventis makes public its $18.5 billion cash bid for Cambridge biotech firm Genzyme. Genzyme has rejected the offer, saying it ‘dramatically undervalues’ the company. Boston Globe Business Reporter Robert Weisman and Harvard Chemistry professor Eric Jacobson join us with the latest.. Read Robert Weisman's aticle from this morning's Boston Globe.

Spotlight On Education—Standardized Testing: The last installment of our spotlight on education series deals with standardized testing from the MCAS to the SAT. We’re joined by Dr. Monty Neill, the interim executive director of Fair Test; Ruth Kaplan, a parent representative to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education; Jim Stergios, the executive director of the Pioneer Institute and author of the “Rock the Schoolhouse” blog on Boston.com; and Susan Corcoran, a history teacher at Framingham High School.

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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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