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Monday, Oct. 4
2010 Mass Decision Round-up

2010 Mass Decision Round-up: Four weeks from tomorrow – voters go to the polls. While there are some clear front-runners - judging from the past very busy couple of weeks – any number of things could happen between now and November 2nd. Still reeling from the sudden departure of his running mate, independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill prepares to go on the offensive in a new ad blitz this week. And as the three major gubernatorial candidates debate in a forum at this hour - amid lagging poll numbers and fundraising - the fourth: Green-Rainbow Party candidate Jill Stein is being excluded. High time? Or highly unfair? Today we go over some of the finer points of the election season with Garrett Quinn – who is author of the Less Is More blog on Boston.com.

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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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