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Week In Review

Week In Review
Week in ReviewOn today’s show, we round up this week’s top news stories, from Mitt Romney’s rise to Tim Cahill’s fall. Then, a new baseball season gets underway, but the same tired, pessimistic headlines remain. And, after a failed attempt at satire sparks outrage, the editor of the BU student newspaper is asked to resign. Watchers agree that it’s a teachable moment, but they’re split on what lesson we’ve learned. Plus, thumbs up, thumbs down on Titanic in 3D, Google glasses, and on letting your coworkers – instead of your boss – determine your bonus.

Guests:
  Andrea Cabral, Suffolk County Sheriff
  Terence Burke, public affairs professional at Denterlein
  Scot Lehigh, Boston Globe columnist
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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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