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Friday, August 5
Week In Review

Week In Review
Stocks nosedived yesterday to two-year lows. Investors kiss 2011 gains goodbye and get swept up in a panic-driven global sell off. What happened? In Washington, congress narrowly averts default with a compromise bill that no one is happy with. The blame game picks up steam amid heated rhetoric and finger pointing. Meantime, closer to home, MBTA Chief Richard Davey is tapped to take the reigns of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Green Line extension plans are pushed back, yet again. Plus, thumbs up, thumbs down on the sales tax holiday, and bizarre viral trends like planking and leisure diving. We’re joined by Charles Chieppo, of Chieppo Strategies; David Kravitz of Blue Mass Group; and former state treasurer 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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