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Tuesday, April 5
Pozen On The Economy

Pozen On The Economy
Bob PozenWhat a difference a month makes. When we last talked to our financial guru Bob Pozen in late February, the stock-market was rallying and there was talk of a possible budget compromise on Capitol Hill. Now, jittery markets are reeling from the disaster in Japan, war in Libya, and a possible government shutdown as early as this Saturday. Here to discuss that -- and the affects of all this uncertainty on our still fragile economy -- is Bob Pozen, our financial guru, chairman emeritus of MFS Investment Management and co-author of The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed.
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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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