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Friday, Jan. 7
Week In Review

Week In Review: Embattled former state Senator Dianne Wilkerson calls her three-and-a-half year prison sentence ‘an outrageous abuse of the justice system.’ And Beth Israel Deaconess chief Paul Levy – under fire last year for his personal relationship with a female subordinate – has resigned. Then, as he’s sworn into his second term, Governor Deval Patrick vows to target health care spending, the high-cost of doing business in Massachusetts and the achievement gap in schools. Meantime in Washington, what will the 112th congress try to accomplish? And finally, Shaquille O’Neal explains his googling prowess to David Letterman; the shelf life of New Year’s resolutions and Bill Buckner’s return to the Bay State… our thumbs up, thumbs down on people and places in the news this week. We’re joined today by WGBH contributor Kara Miller, Chieppo Strategies’ Charles Chieppo, and by Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh.
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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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