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Tues. 1/24/12
When & Why Did Taxes Become A Fundamental Issue In The GOP Presidential Race?

When & Why Did Taxes Become A Fundamental Issue In The GOP Presidential Race?
Mitt Romney Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says more than 500 pages of his 2010 and 2011 income tax returns - released today - show "full compliance" with U.S. tax laws. Romney had declined to disclose any tax information until he came under mounting criticism from his rivals, namely one Newt Gingrich. Democrats have long argued that the wealthy should pay a greater portion of America's tax burden, but interestingly this race has many Republicans gravitating toward thatconcept.

Guest:
  Scott Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that supports lower taxes.
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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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