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Monday, Sept. 27
Two New Polls Stir Things Up In Gov’s Race and Ballot Question Fight

With just five weeks to go before voters cast their ballots, a new Boston Globe poll shows the Republican candidate for Governor, Charles Baker closing the gap between he and the long-time frontrunner, Democratic incumbent Governor Deval Patrick. The poll, which was conducted last week, found 35 percent of likely voters would support Patrick, compared to Baker’s 34 percent. The Independent candidate, State Treasurer Tim Cahill received 11 percent, Green Rainbow Candidate Jill Stein got 4 percent, and 14 percent are still undecided. Meantime, another new Globe poll finds voters deeply divided over ballot Question 3 – which would slash the state sales tax from 6.25 percent to 3 percent. Boston Globe Political Editor Scott Helman joins us. 

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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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