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Joseph P. Kennedy III Officially Throws His Hat In The Ring

Joseph P. Kennedy III Officially Throws His Hat In The Ring
Joe Kennedy III“What’s in a name? Well if old Shakespeare was from Massachusetts he’d know that there can be quite a lot in it – if the name is Kennedy. The Bay State’s abuzz this morning as Joseph P Kennedy III officially enters the race for US Congress in the new 4th district. We’ve got the latest as Joe K 3 introduces himself around the district. Politican Historian Tom Whelan and WGBH's Adam Reilly join us in studio.
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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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