The Emily Rooney Show

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Mon. 11/14/11
Political Periscope

Political Periscope
The Supreme Court says it will review the nation’s heath care overhaul, setting the stage for a showdown over the president’s signature legislative accomplishment. With 10 days remaining until their deadline, members of congressional super committee trying to find $1.2 trillion in deficit savings say no deal is insight. And, two weeks after accusations of sexual harassment against HermanCain emerged, his wife goes on the record. We raise our Monday political periscope to look at those stories and more.
Guests:
  Dr. Maurice Cunningham, chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts at Boston; and co-founder of the MassPoltiticsProfs blog
  Garrett Quinn, author of Less is More blog on Boston.com
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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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