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Tuesday, Sept. 21
2010 Mass Decision
Gubernatorial Politics

The Debate: Is this Tim Cahill’s last stand? Which Charlie Baker will show up? Can Jill Stein prove she belongs? Can Governor Deval Patrick hold his own? Ahead of the first big Boston media consortium debate tonight, broadcasting live from the WGBH studios, we’re devoting the entire hour to gubernatorial politics. We’ll be joined by Jennifer Nassour, chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican party and by John Walsh, chair of the Massachusetts Democratic party. We’ll also be checking in with some of the pollsters, professors, and experts in the know about the race and the issues. Among them: Michael Widmer of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, who joins us to fact check some of the budget claims made by the candidates thus far.

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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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