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Wednesday, June 8
Rep. Richard Neal On Tornado Clean-Up Efforts

Rep. Richard Neal On Tornado Clean-Up Efforts
Richard Neal$90 million and growing. That is the first estimate of the costs to homeowners as they try to rebuild from last week’s tornados. And that figure only includes residential claims. Cities and town are also scrambling to assess damage to public property – roads, bridges, and public buildings. It’s all part of the process of applying for federal disaster assistance. With that in mind, Congressman Richard Neal – whose second-district includes most of the hardest hit communities – spent the better part of this morning touring Springfield with federal officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He joins us.
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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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