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Mon. 1/09/12
Political Periscope - Romney And The Rest

Political Periscope - Romney And The Rest
Mitt Romney On this New Hampshire primary eve, it’s all politics, all the time. We’ll raise our political periscope, round up this weekend’s two Republican debates and take a closer look at where the candidates stand ahead of tomorrow’s first-in-the-nation primary. Plus, for some time, Mormonism has been making a steady march toward the religious mainstream. But is it Mitt Romney’s ascent as a political leader that’s truly hastened the arrival of the “Mormon moment” in America? Is he doing for his religion – what John F. Kennedy did for Catholicism in 1960?

Guests:
R.B. Scott, journalist, author of Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics.
Garrett Quinn, author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
Charley Blandy, Blue Mass Group blogger
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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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