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Friday, Feb. 25
Week In Review

Week In Review
Week In Review Nationwide rallies show solidarity for public employees in Wisconsin and Congressman Michael Capuano gets caught up in the moment. Plus, NATO weighs intervention as violence erupts in Libya; the Obama Administration orders an end to the defense of the federal gay marriage law; and in defending his out-of-state travel, Governor Deval Patrick takes a swipe at his predecessor. GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, Boston attorney Cheryl Cronin and The Boston Herald’s Dave Wedge join us to recap this week in the news and give a “thumbs up, thumbs down” on the people, places and issues making headlines.
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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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