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Thurs. 1/05/12
Thomas Frank’s Pity The Billionaire

Thomas Frank’s Pity The Billionaire
Monopoly Guy A funny thing happened after the Wall Street collapse of 2008, instead of embracing tighter regulation of the free-wheeling financial market that caused the failure – the public blamed the government. That paradox is the basis of Thomas Frank’s new book. He joins us.

Guest:
  Thomas Frank, bestselling author of the new book, Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right

Links:
  Listen to an audio excerpt
  Thomas Frank will be speaking at the Brattle Theatre tonight, presented by the Harvard Bookstore. WGBH's Forum Network will be recording the event, and it will be available to view online tomorrow at wgbh.org/forum
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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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