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Wednesday, Nov. 17
State Political Round-up

State Political Round-up: Governor Deval Patrick is beginning to lay out the agenda for his second term. Among the immigration reform recommendations he’s hoping to adopt: a controversial plan to offer in-state tuition to undocumented students at state colleges. And meantime on the other side of the aisle, on the heels of a dismal election day for the Massachusetts GOP and calls for her ouster, tonight State Republican Party Chair Jennifer Nassour will seek another two-year term. Here to help us sift through these and several other orders of state political business are, WGBH political reporter Adam Reilly and House Minority Whip Brad Hill.
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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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