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Monday, April 11
Revolt And Repression In The Middle East

Revolt And Repression In The Middle East
Nicholas BurnsWhen the US went to war in Libya last month—Nicholas Burns had a warning: We don’t know what our mission is—or even who the rebels seeking to overthrow Colonel Muammar Gadhafi are. Today Burns’s words of caution look prescient. Attacks by the US and its allies are the only thing keeping Gadhafi from routing the rebels—and it’s not clear when or how we’ll exit the Libyan conflict. What’s more it now seems that—by helping the Libyan rebels—we may also end up helping members of Al Qaeda who’ve embraced the anti-Gadhafi fight. Nicholas Burns is a Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School and a former US Ambassador to NATO. He also served as Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008. Ambassador Burns and Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will be at a free and public forum at Wellesley College tonight at 7:30pm.
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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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