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Mon. 5/7/12
Debt, Austerity, and Politics

Debt, Austerity, and Politics
moneyWe’ve all heard that China is a rising economic superpower, but is it also poised to be the major factor in America’s presidential election? And what of the resounding rejection of austerity measures in Europe this weekend? France elects a socialist for only the second time in its history. In our economically connected world, where international upheaval is now measured by the U.S. stock market – could the new regimes in Europe plunge Europe deeper into recession – or pull the world out of its funk?

Guests:
Edward Steinfeld, a professor at MIT and Author of Playing Our Game: Why China's Rise Doesn't Threaten the West
Jeffrey Berry, professor of political science at Tufts University
Dave Wedge, Boston Herald reporter
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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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