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Judge Defends Abortion, Sterilization Order For Mentally Ill Woman

Judge Defends Abortion, Sterilization Order For Mentally Ill Woman
Christina MeeksRetired Massachusetts judge Christina Harms is defending her decision to order a mentally ill woman to have an abortion and be sterilized against her wishes. Harms is also criticizingBoston University for withdrawing a job offer after her ruling sparked controversy and was overturned by the state Appeals Court. BU says Harms was not the appropriate candidate for a job that required interaction with students, alumni and the judiciary.

Guest:
  Christina Harms, former Norfolk probate judge

Links:
  An Open Letter to the Judges of the Probate and Family Court (2/20/12, SCRIBD)
  LETTER: Ex-Judge Harms' attorney urges BU to reconsider decision to rescind job offer (1/30/12, SCRIBD)
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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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