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Thursday, Nov. 11
Boston Homicide Rate Surge

It seems everyday recently there’s news of another horrific slaying in Boston. That quadruple murder in Mattapan back in September, the man who died from stab wounds sustained outside a Roxbury liquor store this past weekend. Have we just become more cognizant now that the election - and the round-the-clock coverage that goes along with it – has come and gone? This morning – The Boston Globe had the answer. The murder rate is up… some 46-and-a-half percent since this time last year… and officials – like Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis – are attributing the spike to an up-tick in drug crime. Joining us to explain, is the Commissioner himself.
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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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