The Emily Rooney Show

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Mon. 12/05/11
Political Periscope

Political Periscope
Newt GingrichCain cops out; Gingrich (left) gains ground; and Romney keeps a low profile, hoping to outlast them all. Presidential politics is all the talk right now, but as the holidays approach, voters will turn their attention elsewhere and the New Hampshire primary may actually be decided in the next few weeks. We raise our political periscope and look at what happens when political and holiday calendars collide.

Guests:
  Stephen P. Crosby, the founding Dean of the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at UMass Boston
  Peter Blute, former Massachusetts Congressman
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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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