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Friday, June 24th
'Whitey' Week in Review

'Whitey' Week in Review
Whitey BulgerAfter 16 years on the lam, the FBI’s most wanted fugitive returns to his native Boston today – in handcuffs. James "Whitey" Bulger – who faces charges in connection with 19 murders – is expected to be arraigned at 4 p.m. The capture of the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang appears to bring the FBI's long manhunt to an end. But some say the arrest could be the beginning of a new scandal. “The only thing Whitey Bulger has in his pocket right now is revenge and he believes the FBI wronged him,” the Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen and others believe Bulger could implicate an untold number of local, state and federal law enforcement officials.  Bulger’s longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig faces charges of harboring a fugitive. Will she give up valuable intelligence for a lighter sentence?  And, conspiracy theories abound… Did the FBI’s PSA really lead to the tip that brought him in? Or was FBI trying to protect the tipster?  Plus, reaction from William Bulger and how finally knowing where Whitey is after all these years changes the story line in Boston mob mythology. We’re joined by Tom Keane, Peter Gelzinis and Shannon O'Brien.
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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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