The Emily Rooney Show

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Friday, Feb 4
Week in Review

Undeterred by two days of street battles with government supporters, tens of thousands of protesters pack Cairo's central square - again demanding President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster. Amid a crackdown on foreign journalists and ripple effects throughout the region, what should America’s role be? A little closer to home, Barney Frank removes any doubt about his intentions for 2012. And severe winter weather again takes a toll not only on our backs and our patience, but also on national job growth. Plus, Cinderella eats our daughters, Hugh Hefner gets his groove back, and WikiLeaks receives a Nobel Peace Prize nod. The Boston Phoenix’s David Bernstein, The Boston Herald’s Dave Wedge, and former State Treasurer Shannon O’Brien join Kara Miller for an insightful romp through the stories that made news this week.
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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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