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Thursday, June 16
Political Round-Up: The Disgrace Edition

Political Round-Up: The Disgrace Edition  
Sal DiMasi guiltyAnthony WeinerYesterday, former House Speaker Sal DiMasi was found guilty of seven of the nine federal corruption charges against him. He becomes the third speaker in a row to meet a similar fate. What does this say about the so-called “culture of corruption” on Beacon Hill, and with State Republicans doing their best to make the point that democrats are largely the ones stepping out of line – will this clinch Sen. Scott Brown’s reelection? Plus – speaking of disgraced democrats – despite earlier vows to stay the course, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner appears poised to call it quits. Our political and legal analysts weigh in - Michael Goldman, senior consultant for the Government Insight Group; Garrett Quinn, author of the ‘Less is More’ blog on Boston.com; Marjorie Clapprood, who served in the Mass. House of Representatives from 1984 until 1990 and ran for Lt. Governor in 1990; and David Frank of Lawyers Weekly.
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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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