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Monday, August 15
Monday Political Periscope

Monday Political Periscope
The field of prospective Republican presidential candidates came into sharper focus this weekend. But between Iowa straw poll winner Rep. Michele Bachmann, Gov. Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and dark horse Rep. Ron Paul – does the GOP have a candidate capable of unseating President Barack Obama? We’ll peer through our political periscope for a look at the issues percolating from Beacon Hill to Capital Hill this week. Former Massachusetts Congressman Peter Blute and Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi join us. We’ll also check in with Kathie Obradovich, a political columnist at The Des Moines Register.
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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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