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Thurs. 11/10/11
Greece, Italy, And The European Debt Contagion

Greece, Italy, And The European Debt Contagion
Bob PozenTalk about a trick or treat! In the week leading up to Halloween, investors were treated by news that European leaders had finally settled on a credible bailout package for Greece. The Dow shot up to its highest point since mid-summer. But then came the Halloween trick – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called a surprise referendum on the bail-out package. The Dow promptly shed several hundred points. In the meantime, the debt contagion has now spread to Italy. Ugh! Here to help us sort through the lingering tricks and treats is our financial guru, Bob Pozen (above). Bob Pozen is senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, chairman emeritus of MFS Investment Management, senior fellow at Brookings, and author of The Fund Industry: How Your Money is Managed.
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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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