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Friday, August 12
Week In Review

Financial Turmoil's Effect On Global Markets, National Politics
Week In Review Panel It’s been a tough week to be Barack Obama. Despite his best efforts to reassure investors about the health of the US economy, the president’s words failed to stabilize dramatic ups and downs in the global markets this week. And on the heels of scathing critique in the New York Times – he’s been dodging not just the usual slings and arrows of conservatives – but of his liberal base too. Ahead of tomorrow’s Iowa straw poll, Republican presidential hopefuls duked it out last night in Ames. But perhaps the most talked about sound bite came from former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney hours before the debate in an informal stump speech at the Iowa State Fair. Then, rising acrimony in the Verizon strike; Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend is indicted; and an American as top cop of Scotland Yard? Plus – thumbs up, thumbs down on charging $16.95 a pound for “fresh water crayfish” and calling it lobster? We’re joined by Denterlein’s Terence Burke and Boston Globe columnists Scot Lehigh and Adrian Walker.
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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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