The Emily Rooney Show

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Mon. 3/19/12
State Integrity Investigation

State Integrity Investigation
Sal DimasiMassachusetts has an embarrassing history of government corruption, but you might be surprised to learn how we stack up against the other 49 states. On today’s show, we dig into the results of a five-month, nationwide investigation that looked at everything from public access to information, transparency, lobbying, and the strength of ethics rules.

Guests:
  Caitlin Ginley, senior writer at the Center for Public Integrity
  Maggie Mulvihill, associate director at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting
  Joan Vennochi, Boston Globe columnist

Link:
  Massachusetts: The story behind the score
  Read the report
  What's Your Mass. Corruption Report Card?
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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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