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Friday, July 8
Week In Review

Week In Review
The News of the World no longer. The victim of public backlash over allegations of phone hacking and bribing of police, Rupert Murdoch's publishing empire shuts down the muckraking British tabloid. And speaking of questionable media conduct, as the Casey Anthony trial captivates the nation’s attention, cable news hosts like Nancy Grace get a little too invested. Plus, James “Whitey” Bulger pleads not guilty; debt-ceiling talks come down to the wire in Washington and in the shadow of summer revelry – a spate of shootings and stabbings on the streets of Boston, as the town of Wayland is rocked by its first homicide in more than two decades. And, “thumbs up, thumbs down” on the President’s Twitter Town Hall and much more. We’re joined by political analyst Avi Nelson, Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss and Boston Herald reporter Dave Wedge.
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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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