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Fri. 3/30/12
Week In Review

Week In Review
Week in ReviewIf the Supreme Court dumps the individual mandate, will Barack Obama’s bid for re-election be imperiled? We look at what the high court heard this week and why their decision might determine who our next president is. The death of Trayvon Martin continues to inspire every kind of reaction, from outrage and protest to thoughtful discussions about race and the now infamous “stand your ground” laws that are giving the teen’s killer legal cover. Plus, students at a community college in California are being asked to pay more for courses that are in high demand. Thumbs up, thumbs down on that and much more. Join us as we round up this week’s top news headlines.

Guests:
  Phillip Martin, senior investigative reporter, WGBH radio
  Charles Chieppo, principal of Chieppo Strategies
  Kara Miller, host of WGBH’s Innovation Hub
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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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