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Friday, April 29
Week in Review

Week in Review
Week in ReviewWe round up the headline and bylines of the week with our panel of pundits and prognosticators. Former House speaker Sal DiMasi’s corruption trial gets underway with a witness list that reads like a who’s who of Boston politics. President Obama releases his long form birth certificate and “The Donald” takes credit for it. Has the birther debate finally been laid to rest? Plus, it’s England’s biggest event in a generation. We check in with WGBH’s Jared Bowenabout how New England is celebrating the Royal Wedding. And, thumbs up, thumbs down on buying Marlboro’s with an EBT card, outsourcing city signage, and other people, places and items in the news. We are joined by Former State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien, State SenatorRobert Hedlund and The Boston Globe Magazine columnist Tom Keane
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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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