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Mon. 3/26/12
Political Round-Up

Political Round-Up
HealthcareHealth care takes center stage this week with the Supreme Court hearing three-days of arguments about whether or not the Affordable Care Act is constitutional and will continue to be the law of the land. We’ll dig into why some observers are calling it one of the most historic cases of all time. Plus, from Rick Santorum’s testy exchange with a New York Times reporter to the campaign aide gaffe that stole all the headlines from Mitt Romney last week, we’ll round up the latest on the Republican presidential nominating contest.

Guests:
Michael Goldman, Sr. Consultant for the Government Insight Group, well-known democratic strategist
R.B. Scott, journalist, author of Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics
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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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