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Did The FBI Give Whitey Bulger A License To Kill?

Did The FBI Give Whitey Bulger A License To Kill?
Whitey Bulger’s defense team got itself a four month reprieve yesterday, with the trial now set for next year. More interestingly, Bulger’s lawyer J.W. Carney tipped his hand revealing what may be Whitey’s defense – that he’s immune from prosecution because of the agreement he made with the FBI decades ago that would protect him from prosecution for any crimes he committed during the time he was an informant for the FBI.

Guests:
  Donald Stern, senior counsel in the litigation department at Cooley, LLP
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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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