The Emily Rooney Show

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Tues. 1/17/11
Political Periscope

Political Periscope
South Carolina Debate Mitt Romney dodged the slings and arrows of his Republican opponents in last night’s South Carolina debate. He’s under fire, but the good news for the former Bay State governor is that arguably means he’s the one to beat. We’ll put up our political periscope to look at the latest developments in the GOP presidential race and how things are heating up in the Massachusetts senate contest and in the fourth congressional district.

Guests:
  Charles Baker, entrepreneur-in-residence at General Catalyst Partners and a former Republican candidate for governor.
  Glen Johnson, Boston.com politics editor
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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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