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Monday, Nov. 1
2010 Mass Decision
Election Day Eve

2010 Mass Decision - Election Day Eve: Candidates and their supporters are criss-crossing the state and the country ahead of tomorrow’s high-stakes midterm elections. We’ll check in with the three leading candidates for governor - Deval Patrick, Charles Baker, and Tim Cahill - on their last-minute strategies and attempts to appeal to voters here. Plus, amid projections the GOP will win big tomorrow, we’ll examine the national political landscape and get final forecasts for the balance of power in the House and the Senate. We're joined by Mass Vote's Avi Green and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government's Richard Parker to help us break it all down just hours before the polls open.
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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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