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Week in Review

Week in Review
Week in ReviewPresident Barack Obama takes a stand on Mideast policy to mixed reviews. How will his speech affect his standing in the polls? The field of prospective 2012 Republican candidates is anxiously watching. There’s little debate that Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Arnold Schwarzenegger have behaved badly, but what about the media? Has the coverage matched the alleged crimes? The federal corruption trial of Sal DiMasi continues and while the defense is doing its best to cut down the credibility of the prosecution’s star witness, it still doesn’t look good for the former Speaker of the Massachusetts House. And finally – thumbs up, thumbs down on judgment day, lazy cakes and the end of Oprah. We’re joined by State Senator Robert Hedlund, Boston Globe Magazine freelance columnist Tom Keane; and WGBH contributor Kara Miller
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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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