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Monday, Sept. 19
Obama: Tax Reform Central To Deficit Reduction

Obama: Tax Reform Central To Deficit Reduction 
President ObamaAnother day, another politically charged debate over taxes for the wealthy. The President unveils his ideas for cutting the nation’s long-term deficit this morning. The plan proposes a minimum tax rate – which Obama is calling the "Buffett Rule" – for those earning more than $1 million a year. Democrats call it a “balanced approach,” Republicans call it “class warfare.” We’ll look at this debate – and others – through the lens of our Monday political periscope and let you be the judge. We’re joined by the Government Insight Group’s Michael Goldman and by Boston Phoenix political reporter David Bernstein.
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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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