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Week In Review

Week In Review
WIR Panel 0316A fire at a utility transformer plunged Boston’s Back Bay into darkness this week. And though the lights are back, many questions remain. What happened? And who’s gonna pay? On today’s show, we round up this week’s top news headlines from the blackout to Rick Santorum’s big wins in Dixie. Team Romney tries to project confidence and insists the delegate math still adds up. Then, a deadly rampage against Afghan civilians at the hands of an American soldier raises fresh concerns about US-Afghanistan policy. And, a widely circulatedop-ed in the New York Times has us wondering, does morality have a place onWall Street?

Guests:
  Cheryl Cronin, Boston attorney and political activist
  Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe columnist
  Jeffrey Berry, professor of political science at Tufts University
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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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