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Friday, Oct. 29
Week in Review

 The Herald's Dave Wedge, The Globe's Adrian Walker, and GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios weigh in on the people and items that made news this week. Two new gubernatorial polls all show Deval Patrick hanging on to a lead–but that race and congressional races here are from from a done deal. And from President Obama on down, Democrats are scrambling to get out the vote amid projections that Republicans will take control of at least one house of congress. Plus, the Chuck Turner trial and "thumbs up, thumbs down" on the rally to restore sanity, Shaq’s Halloween hijinx on the ‘T,’ and more.

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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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