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Fri. 1/13/12
Week In Review

Week In Review
WIR 01 13 2012We may look back at this week as the one when Mitt Romney virtually wrapped up the Republican nomination – though, not if Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, or Jon Huntsman has anything to do with it. Certainly, though, it was a week that the spotlight began to shine – brightly - on Bain Capital. Also this week, we saw President Obama rake in a tremendous amount of cash for his reelection effort – along with MA Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. The debate around a “three strikes” law winding its way towards Gov. Patrick’s desk has also been heating up. Plus, we’ll dip into your letters, remember Haiti’s earthquake two years on, and, of course, thumbs up, thumbs down, on – among other things – the phrases of the week - “Pious baloney” and “Vulture capitalism” - and the possible demise of Twinkies.

Guests:
Dave Wedge, Boston Herald
Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe
David Guarino, Melwood Global
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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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