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Thursday, Dec. 2
Chuck Turner Expelled From The City Council

Chuck Turner Expelled From The City Council: In an 11-1 vote by his colleagues, embattled Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner – who was convicted on federal corruption charges in October – has been expelled from office. But as WGBH Political Reporter Adam Reilly reports, Turner has no intention of going gently into political oblivion. In a fiery press conference on City Hall Plaza yesterday, Chuck Turner vowed to campaign against every councilor who voted for his expulsion in next year’s elections. He also accused the council’s Irish members of dishonoring the memory of James Michael Curley – the legendary Boston mayor who kept his job despite a federal prison sentence. City Council President Michael Ross is here and will give us his take right after we check in with Adam.
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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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