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Thursday, Dec. 16
Rep. Delahunt To Support Tax Deal Without Condition

Rep. Delahunt To Support Tax Deal Without Condition: President Obama is making a direct appeal to house lawmakers to pass the controversial $858 billion tax plan – as is. But some members are standing firm in their opposition and are expected to tinker with aspects of the plan they say are overly generous to the wealthy. Outgoing Massachusetts Congressman William Delahunt however is not among them. He says he will support the deal without conditions or amendments and he joins us to explain why.
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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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