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Friday, Sept. 17
Week In Review

 This Week In News: Election fever swings into full effect this week with two gubernatorial debates and primary elections locally and beyond. The Tea Party scored key victories in several GOP primaries across the country, but could this actually hurt the Republicans' bid to take control of the House and the Senate this fall? A battle is brewing in Congress over whether to let tax cuts expire for the wealthiest Americans, President Jimmy Carter takes the late Senator Edward Kennedy to task over healthcare, and Ben Affleck's new, locally-shot film, The Town, had a star-studded premiere at Fenway Park on Wednesday and opens in theaters today. State Senator Robert Hedlund, Social Critic and Attorney Wendy Kaminer and the Boston Herald's Dave Wedge join us to talk about all this and more as we review the people, places, and things that made news this week.

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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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