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Monday, Dec. 6
The Economy At A Glance With Bob Pozen

The Economy At A Glance With Bob Pozen: Everyone is in agreement, the federal deficit is a problem. But how do we actually fix it? In it’s boldly titled final report ("The Moment of Truth") released last week, President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission warned of a fiscal "reckoning" unless major sacrifices are made in the near future. So what are the recommendations and — perhaps more importantly –will it spur lawmakers to take action? Here to talk about that along with Fed. Chairman Ben Bernanke’s rare comments on 60 Minutes last night, as well as a likely deal in the Senate regarding Bush Era tax cuts is Chairman Emeritus of MFS Investment Management and our resident financial guru Bob Pozen.
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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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