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In Her New Book, Jodi Kantor Takes Us Inside The Obama White House

In Her New Book, Jodi Kantor Takes Us Inside The Obama White House
The ObamasNew York Times’ correspondent Jodi Kantor joins us to discuss her controversial new profile of the first family, The Obamas, the book the White House has dubbed, “Gossip in Wonderland.”

Guest:
  Jodi Kantor, New York Times Washington correspondent and author of the new book, The Obamas

Links:
  READ the White House Blog post that dubbed Kantor’s book, “Gossip in Wonderland”
  WATCH Jodi Kantor discuss her book, The Obamas, on WGBH's Forum Network
  WATCH Jodi Kantor on Greater Boston (WGBH, 1/31/12)
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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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