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Wednesday, Oct. 27
Political Ads

Have you seen the one with Deval patrick’s face morphed over the John Hancock tower – or the Jeff Perry strip search ad talking about a girls panties – or how about that ubiquitous "keep digging, Charlie" ad - Negative political advertising has been around as long as…well….political advertising. But this year it seems to be particularly chippy out there. So why is that? Are the campaigns tapping into that “voter anger” we keep hearing about? Has spending by third party political organizations set off an advertising “arms race”? Democratic political consultant Michael Goldman, Emerson College Communications professor Dr. Greg Payne, and Vice-Chairman of advertising agency Arnold Worldwide Fran Kelly help us answer these questions and break down some of the more memorable ads this campaign season.

 

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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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