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Wednesday, Feb. 16
Frontline Goes Inside The Muslim Brotherhood

Frontline Goes Inside The Muslim Brotherhood
Muslim BrotherhoodThe Muslim Brotherhood is Egypt’s most well-organized and powerful opposition group. With President Hosni Mubarak out and a new fight for power in Egypt taking shape, this controversial but poorly understood Islamist political movement is poised to assume a much larger role in Egypt’s future. Charles Sennott is the Executive Editor and Vice President of the international news site GlobalPost. He was on the ground in Cairo until yesterday, examining the Muslim Brotherhood for PBS’s Frontline. His hard look at this organization will air as part of Frontline’s “Revolution in Cairo” next week on WGBH 2 and other PBS Stations across the country.
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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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