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Week In Review

Week In Review
Week in ReviewIn the first debate since Rick Santorum’s surge, Mitt Romney seizes the offensive this week, fighting to reclaim his front-runner status. As Super Tuesday looms, we survey the fight for the Republican presidential nomination. Plus, the White House wades into the online privacy debate and Senator Scott Brown pushes for a combat role for women soldiers. And speaking of females, thumbs up, thumbs down on France saying au revoir to the term Mademoiselle?

Guests:
  Kara Miller, WGBH contributor
  Tom Keane, regular columnist for the Boston' Globe’s op-ed page
  Peter Gelzinis, Boston Herald columnist
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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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