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Tuesday, Oct. 26
Danroy Henry, Jr.

On Sunday, October 17, just after 1am, Danroy Henry, Jr.—a Pace University football player and Easton, MA native, was shot and killed by police in his car in Mt. Pleasant, NY. There are conflicting stories about the events leading up to the shooting. In the ensuing days, there have been calls from the likes of Senator Scott Brown for an investigation and accusations of a cover-up by police. Now, following a leak of results of a blood alcohol test that show that Henry was over the legal limit, the Henrys' family attorney, Michael Sussman, has formally asked the Obama administration to investigate Henry's fatal shooting by police. Michael Sussman, joins us by phone from New York. 

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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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