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Wed. 4/4/12
Tim Cahill And The Evolution Of Public Corruption In Mass.

Tim Cahill And The Evolution Of Public Corruption In Mass.
Tim CahillAt his arraignment this morning, a defiant Tim Cahill pleads not guilty to public corruption charges. The state argues that while the radio and TV spots ordered by Cahill were masked as lottery ads – their true intent was to boost the former treasurer’s gubernatorial campaign. We’ll get the latest and hear from Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh who says a decade ago, instead of an indictment, Cahill’s maneuver would have garnered little more than a nod and a wink.

Guests:
  Scot Lehigh, Boston Globe columnist
  Adam Reilly, WGBH

Links:
  READ Scot Lehigh’s column “Coakley’s case puts focus on Cahill’s cynical practices” (Boston Globe, 4/4/12)
  LISTEN/WATCH/READ WGBH’s complete coverage of Tim Cahill’s arraignment
  The Cahill indictment came on the heels of a nationwide report on state corruption, the State Integrity Project. SEE the Massachusetts results and give us your grade for corruption in the Bay State.
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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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