The Emily Rooney Show

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Mon. 12/12/11
Political Periscope

Political Periscope
President ObamaPresident Barack Obama tells 60 Minutes, he’s the best choice for 2012. That as the GOP field continues to slug it out. In a debate Saturday, critics say an out-of-touch Mitt Romney shot himself in the foot. Plus: Forget Iowa. Forget New Hampshire. Some observers say we might be looking at a protracted republican primary battle that takes us well into the summer.

Guests:
  Matt Viser, national political reporter, Boston Globe
  James Pindell, WMUR political director
  Michael Goldman, senior consultant for the Government Insight Group. Well known democratic strategist
  Garrett Quinn, author of the 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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