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Thursday, May 26
Crime Round-Up

Crime Round-Up
Jared LoughnerThere have been some recent developments in a number of high profile cases making their way through the courts. Jared Loughner, who is accused of a mass shooting in Tucson where he allegedly tried to assassinate U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was declared unfit to stand trial yesterday; prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Amy Bishop - a former biology professor accused of shooting six colleagues during a staff meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville; and Mark Kerrigan - brother of the famed figure skater Nancy Kerrigan  was found not guilty of murder in his father's death. We discuss all of these cases and more with Raymond O’Hara, local attorney who takes on criminal insanity cases and James Alan Fox, professor of criminology at Northeastern University, author of the Crime and Punishment blog on Boston.com.
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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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