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Study: Gambling Revenue Promises Often Overly Ambitious

Study: Gambling Revenue Promises Often Overly Ambitious
GamblingAn expanded gambling bill was passed here in Massachusetts last fall amid projections of hundreds of millions ofdollars in added annual revenue. But, a new study of states that have legalized gambling in some form over the past decade, finds that two-thirds of them failed to live up to their ambitious revenue promises. We’ll here more about why that is.

Guest:
  Ben Wieder, staff writer, Stateline, Pew Center on the States

Links:
  Gambling revenue promises rarely met
  Infographic: Have gambling investments paid off?
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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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