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Monday, Jan. 3
Gov. May Be Planning Salary Cut For State Lawmakers

Gov. May Be Planning Salary Cut For State Lawmakers: This week we’ll get some clarity on a question looming large in the minds of at least some members of state government: Will legislator’s salaries go up, down or stay the same? By order of an amendment to the Massachusetts constitution –  the Gov. has the authority to re-set salaries every two years based on what's happened to typical Massachusetts household incomes. There has been no announcement as of yet, but some say Gov. Patrick is preparing to unveil at least a symbolic cut to legislators’ base salary of $61,440. Republican Senator Robert Hedlund, Republican State Representative-Elect Dan Winslow and Democratic Representative Linda Dorcena Forry join us with their thoughts.
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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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