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Thursday, May 5
Senator John Kerry

Senator John Kerry
John KerryPresident Obama has often called Pakistan a ‘key ally in the United States’ war on Terrorism.’ But the revelation that Osama bin Laden was essentially living under the nose of Pakistan’s military is raising fundamental questions about our relationship with that country. The killing of bin Laden by Navy Seals over the weekend has also led to increased calls for the US to begin withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan. Our own Senator John Kerry — who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations committee — is at the center of this debate, and he joins us.
  Senator Kerry has a town hall meeting this Saturday, May 7th at Faneuil Hall
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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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