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Harvard’s Richard Parker On Greek Austerity Protests And Last Night’s GOP Debate

Harvard’s Richard Parker On Greek Austerity Protests And Last Night’s GOP Debate
Greek riot police have fired tear gas at protesters in Athens, as tens of thousands ofdemonstrators take to the streets nationwide. A 48-hour general strike is under way as parliament prepares to vote on the latest round of austerity measures the government says are needed to keep the economy afloat. Harvard economist – and longtime advisor to Greek Prime minister George Papandreou – Richard Parker joins us to discuss all of that and to recap last night’s GOP debate in Las Vegas.
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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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