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Friday, April 8
Week In Review

Week In Review
Week in ReviewClose maybe, but still no cigar. A government shutdown imminent, lawmakers make the numbers work, but continue to bump heads over social policies like abortion and the environment. Then, rape on college campuses gets a closer look; a suicide at the Cape Cod camp at the center of a growing sexual abuse scandal; WTKK’s always-provocative Jay Severin is shown the door in the wake of his latest comments and at Fox News, Glenn Beck is out too. Plus – thumbs up, thumbs down on banning sugary drinks, an e-commerce sales tax and other hot topics dominating the headlines this week. We’re joined by social critic and attorney Wendy Kaminer; Garrett Quinn, author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com; and by political analyst and talk show host Avi Nelson.
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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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