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Friday, Dec. 17
Week in Review

A divided congress sends the sweeping tax cut deal to the White House for it’s imminent approval. Critics maintain President Obama sacrificed too much, but others say with several other key democratic agenda items poised for success, this could end up being a very successful lame duck session for Mr. Obama. Two-years later, new developments related to the largest Ponzi scheme in history. On the heels of Mark Madoff’s suicide, a $7.2 billion settlement quadruples the amount of money recovered for victims to date. On his first day of house arrest, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he fears the U.S. is getting ready to indict him. And finally - John Boehner’s cry fest, coaches tripping players on the opposing team, new year’s resolutions and how do you feel about eggnog? Thumbs up, thumbs down on people and places in the news this week. Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss, WGBH contributor Kara Miller and political analyst Avi Nelson are here to help up sift through this week in the news.
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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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