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Fri. 2/17/12
Week In Review

Week In Review 
Week In Review 0217The buzz this week is more like a steady drone as the Republican presidential primary race has fallen into something of a lull. Even the once popular - and ubiquitous - presidential debates aren’t attracting candidates…to the point where Mitt Romney dropped out of an upcoming CNN debate forcing the network to cancel it. Romney of course is in a fight for his life as he tries to take the upcoming Michigan primary – where Rick Santorum is currently leading. Locally – the senate race is all about contraception and the 4th congressional race is all about Kennedy – we’ll take on those topics, plus get the panel's "thumbs up, thumbs down" on 'Lin'sanity, the return of Randy Moss and other people and items in the news this week.

Guests:
  Charles Chieppo, principal Chieppo Strategies
  Wendy Kaminer, social critic and attorney
  Barry Nolan, Boston magazine contributor

Link:
  VIDEO of New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid on Greater Boston (WGBH, 4/4/11)
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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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