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Week in Review

Democrats bristle as President Obama and Congressional Republicans make a deal over Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy. However, Mr. Obama urges patience, saying he will push for an overhaul of the entire tax code next year. Then, a third arrest in the Mattapan murders that rocked the city in September; the Red Sox bet the farm on two new players; a setback in the search for the next leader of UMass; and Elizabeth Edwards loses her battle with cancer. Plus, attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gird for “imminent” U.S. spying indictment and thumbs up, thumbs down on the people, places and things in the news this week. Kevin Cullen and Tom Keane from The Boston Globe, and GLAAD’s Jarrett Barrios join us to break down those stories and more.
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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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