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Fri. 1/06/12
Week In Review

Week In Review 
Week in ReviewWe’re off to the races as the Republican presidential race gets underway in earnest. We’ll look at it all, from Rick Santorum’s surprising rebound - to The Boston Globe’s apparent snub of Mitt Romney. The Bay State broadsheet today endorses Romney rival Jon Huntsman – over its former governor. Plus, the Kennedy legacy shows signs of life and after it’s revealed he was going more than 100 miles per hour at the moment of impact, more questions surface about Lt. Governor Tim Murray’s November car accident. Is there yet another shoe to drop? It’s been pretty much all-politics, all-the-time this week - and some people have had enough! Thumbs up, thumbs down on a primary fatigued Portsmouth restaurant banning politicians?

Guests:
  Terence Burke, public affairs professional at Denterlein
  Charles Chieppo, principal of Chieppo Strategies
  Wendy Kaminer, social critic and attorney
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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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