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Monday, Oct. 25
4th and 10th District Poll Results

It's good news and bad news for the Democrats in the 4th and 10th district according to two new polls from the Boston Globe released this morning. The good news is that Barney Frank is holding onto a 13-point lead over challenger Sean Bielat in the 4th district, and Bill Keating is clinging to a razor thin lead in the 10th over Jeff Perry. The bad news is that enthusiasm is higher among Republican voters- much higher.  And in the 10th district, the emergence of a 1991 strip search victim doesn't appear to be the death knell many expected it to be for Jeff Perry.  So what is going to happen when voters take to the polls next Tuesday? Boston Globe political editor Scott Helman weighs in...

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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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