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Week In Review

Week In Review
WIR Panel 0309Super Tuesday has come and gone. But, it appears we may still be in for a super long primary. We'll discuss why the Republican presidential nominating content race is destined to drag on... and on… and on. Closer to home, the lone survivor of one of the most gruesome murders in recent history captivates an entire courtroom. Plus, 81-year-old evangelist Pat Robertson says, for God’s sake let them light up. And, a pregnant Jessica Simpson takes it all off, Demi Moore style.

Guests:
  Dave Wedge, Boston Herald reporter
  Shannon O’Brien, former Massachusetts State Treasurer
  Terence Burke, public affairs professional at Denterlein
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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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