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Week In Review

Week In Review
Week in ReviewIf your great - great - great grandmother was a Native American, does that make you a minority? Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has been scrambling this week to explain why being one-thirty-second Native American was enough for Harvard to list her as a minority faculty member. Her answers have ranged from “I didn’t realize they did' to “I wanted to meet other people like me’ Yikes! Then, the suicide death of Junior Seau is raising more concerns over the whether head trauma can lead to depression. And, it may be worth $120 million, but would you hang Edvard Munch’s The Scream on your living room wall? Thumbs up, thumbs down on that and more. It’s our spin on the week that was.

Guests:
  Kevin Cullen, Boston Globe columnist
  Wendy Kaminer, social critic and attorney
  Tom Keane, regular columnist for the Boston' Globe’s op-ed page
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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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