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Friday, Nov. 5
Week in Review

A round-up of the midterm elections. Nationally, the democrats take a “shellacking” and while the senate remains in their grips, the house now belongs to republicans. What can Washington do to avoid partisan gridlock for the next two years? And despite big national gains, the GOP falters here in Massachusetts. What of the ‘Scott Brown effect?’ Plus, the Federal Reserve’s latest move to jump start the economy, this week’s most remarkable soundtracks and thumbs up, thumbs down on Chuck Turner’s tenacity, Shaquita and other people and places that made news this very busy week. We’re joined by State Senator Robert Hedlund, former State Treasurer Shannon O’Brien and GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios.
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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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