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Week In Review

Week In Review
Week in ReviewAfter eight seasons and two World Series titles together, the Boston Red Sox and manager Terry Francona are parting ways. And, troubling questions about homegrown terrorism resurface as an American-born al-Qaida cleric is killed in an air strike in Yemen and an Ashland man is indicted on charges he was planning a violent attack against the U.S. Plus, as Newton Mayor Setti Warren drops his bid to replace U.S. Senator Scott Brown, citing “the other Warren’s” entry into the race as a "huge" factor, we ask, is Elizabeth Warren the next Martha Coakley, or Ted Kennedy? And, we pay tribute to hip hop pioneer Sylvia Robinson and ask our panel to give a thumbs up or a thumbs down on Tom Brady’s haircut. We’re joined by state Senator Robert Hedlund; social critic and attorney Wendy Kaminer; and WGBH contributor Kara Miller.
  See the Elizabeth Warren video we discuseed in today's "letters" segment
  Hear Sylvia Robinson’s NPR obituary and watch videos of her most famous works
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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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