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Before Leaving Office, Aides To Gov. Romney Purged Hard Drives

Before Leaving Office, Aides To Gov. Romney Purged Hard Drives
Mitt Romney According to a new report from the Boston Globe, before exiting the governor’s office, aides to Mitt Romney reportedly purchased their state-issued hard drives and wiped out all of their e-mails. While it’s not immediately clear that the mass purging violated public records laws, what was the impetus? And what – if anything – should voters should make of it? Does it/should it raise red flags about transparency in the former governor's administration?

Guests:
  Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts, a fair government watchdog group
  Glen Johnson, Boston.com politics editor
  Siddhartha Mahanta, writing fellow at Mother Jones Magazine. In April 2011, he wrote an article for the magazine about how former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee also destroyed records before launching a presidential bid.

Links:
  Glen Johnson's blog, Political Intelligence
  Read Glen's article for the Boston Globe on this topic
  Read Siddhartha's piece for Mother Jones about Mike Huckabee's MIA records
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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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