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Tues. 1/03/12
Political Periscope - Iowa Caucuses

Political Periscope - Iowa Caucuses
Iowa FlagAfter an unusually volatile campaign season, thus far, Iowa voters gather today for the state's opinion-shaping caucuses. With Mitt Romney, Ron Paul – and surprisingly, Rick Santorum – locked in a statistical dead heat, we look at the GOP race and who has the most to gain and lose. Plus, we’ll examine the role the caucuses play in the American political system and how the results there will effect affect next week’s New Hampshire primary.

Guests:
  Matt Viser, Boston Globe
  Trey Grayson, Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University
  Michael Goldman, senior consultant for the Government Insight Group. Well known democratic strategist
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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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