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Week In Review


Week In Review
Week in ReviewMarisa DeFranco failed to force a primary after last weekend's state Democratic convention while Scott Walker triumphed in Wisconsin. Suffolk Downs unveiled its plans for an "urban oasis." Unemployment went up, shocking the economy into a wild swing from black to red, then back again. And the court convicted a Haverhill teen of vehicular homicide under the new "texting while driving" ban. Plus, thumbs up, thumbs down: Are you one of the 44% of Americans who approves of the Supreme Court? It's our take on the week that was with a panel of local talking heads.

Guests:
  Tom Keane, Boston Globe columnist and former Boston city councillor
  Wendy Kaminer, attorney, author and social critic
  Charles Chieppo, principal at Chieppo Strategies
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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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