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Week In Review: USDA official Shirley Sherrod in the media vortex this week. A blogger twists her remarks setting off a whirlwind of events and recriminations for journalists and politicians. Then, with just one week left in the state legislative session, tension mount as house and senate lawmakers try to hammer out a compromise on the expanded gambling bill. Plus, new details in the South Hadley bullying case that resulted in a 15-year-old taking her own life. And, a tip of the hat to retiring State Supreme Court Chief Justice Margaret Marshall. All that and more today at 12 p.m.

GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, Boston Globe Columnist Scot Lehigh, and WGBH’s Adam Reilly help us sift through this week in the news.  

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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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