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Thursday, Feb. 10
Magid Mazen On Egypt

Magid Mazen On Egypt
Tahir SquareEgyptian President Hosni Mubarak is expected to announce his resignation in a televised address to his people within hours. The newly appointed vice president, Omar Suleiman, will reportedly take over. This dramatic turn comes 17 days into the pro-democracy protests that have consumed Egypt’s major cities. Last week, Mubarak announced he would not seek re-election, but that did little to satisfy protestors who wanted nothing less than Mubarak’s immediate resignation. We talk with Magid Mazen, a professor of management at Suffolk University. Like so many Egyptian ex-patriots living here in Boston, has been observing these dramatic developments from afar, while trying to stay in touch with friends and relatives back home.
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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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