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Fri. 4/20/12
Week In Review

Week In Review 
The general-election campaign is underway and – according to new polls this week – Obama and Romney are neck-and-neck. Whose got the edge in the all-important battle for swing voters? Then, it's where Babe Ruth pitched, Ted Williams hit and millions of fans have root, root, rooted for the home team. We look back over a hundred years of memories at Fenway Park. Plus – a penny for you thoughts? Not if Jeff Gore has anything to say about it. Thumbs up thumbs down on the MIT professor's quest to eliminate the penny.

Guests:
 Tom Keane, former city councilor, frequent Boston Globe columnist
 Kara Miller, WGBH contributor 
 RB 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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