The Emily Rooney Show

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Mon. 10/17/11
Political Periscope

Monday Political Periscope
It's Monday and that means we’ll be kicking off the week by peering through our political periscope for a look at some of the issues percolating on Capital Hill and Beacon Hill this week. From the game of musical chairs at the top of the GOP polls to the continuing emergence of Elizabeth Warren as a real threat to Scott Brown for the Massachusetts senate seat. Casinos are inching closer to becoming a reality here in the Bay State and campers on Dewey Square enter their third week Occupying Boston. Mary Connaughton, former candidate for State Auditor and Blue Mass Group blogger Charley Blandy join us.
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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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