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Happy Anniversary Health Care
Mitt RomneyAssuming that Mitt Romney runs for president—and at this point it’s hard to imagine he won’t—the Massachusetts health care law he signed into law five years ago today will be a major liability. That law is widely seen as a precursor to the federal health care law championed by President Barack Obama—a law that’s wildly unpopular with Republican primary voters. And Massachusetts Democrats have made it clear they’ll do everything they can to help GOP loyalists make the connection. Today state Democrats held a party in honor of the Massachusetts law’s fifth anniversary. WGBH’s Adam Reilly joins us with more
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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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