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Week In Review

Week In Review
Week in ReviewIs Boston is still a racist town? That question is top of mind yet again this afternoon after a stream of nasty, bigoted comments hit the twittershpere following the Boston Bruins OT playoff loss this week; a loss delivered by one of the few African Americans playing in the NHL. And our old gov, Mitt Romney swept a handful of primaries this week but we all know there is only one vote left that matters. What are the odds he can win that one? Plus, Obama slow jammin’ the news on late night TV, bottled water gets the boot in Concord, and yet another piano meets the pavement at MIT: Thumbs up thumbs down on those and more.

Guests:
  Joanna Weiss, Boston Globe Columnist
  Jack Sullivan, CommonWealth magazine's Senior Investigative Reporter
  Avi Nelson, Political Analyst and Talk Show Host
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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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