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Tuesday, March 22
Election 2012- Taking The Pulse in Iowa and New Hampshire

Election 2012- Taking The Pulse in Iowa and New Hampshire
Election 2012New Hampshire is the 5th smallest state in the union, but every four years the Granite State gets to exercise some outsized influence on the presidential election thanks to its first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Iowa too, sees a rush of hopefuls in the lead-up to their caucuses. This year, though, the traditional pre-primary buzz has been more of a fizzle. So why are thing so slow in New Hampshire and Iowa with under a year until the primary? And what does it say about the GOP’s chances in November 2012? We discuss that and more with Erin McPike, national political reporter for Real Clear Politics and David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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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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