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Tuesday, August 2
Rep. Guinta (R-NH): Deal Is The Best We Can Do For Now

Rep. Guinta (R-NH): Deal Is The Best We Can Do For Now
Frank GuintaAt this hour – the Senate is expected to do what the House did easily yesterday: pass a compromise bill to raise the debt ceiling and thereby narrowly avert a first-ever default. Critics like the New York Times’ Joe Nocera say Tea Party Republicans – with their “intransigent demands for deep spending cuts and an almost gleeful willingness to destroy America’s credit” – have through the this process – “waged jihad on the American people.” We’ll hear from one Freshman Republican who wavered until the last minute and wound up voting FOR the bill. Representative Frank Guinta – who represents New Hampshire’s first congressional district – 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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