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Mon. 3/5/12
Politics As Usual: Super Tuesday And Beyond

Politics As Usual: Super Tuesday And Beyond
VoteThe final sprint to Super Tuesday is on and the stakes are high. The Republican presidential hopefuls are competing for 419 delegates, with ten states - including Massachusetts - up for grabs. Mitt Romney – who is closely trailed by Rick Santorum – picked up the support of three GOP luminaries in recent days. And the message from House minority leader Eric Cantor and other members of the party establishment seems loud and clear: it’s time to unite… or perish.

Guests:
  James Aloisi, former Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation
  Avi Nelson, political analyst and talk show host
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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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