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Monday, Nov. 29
Sheriff James DiPaola Suicide

Sheriff James DiPaola Suicide: Police say Middlesex County Sheriff James DiPaola committed suicide this weekend in a hotel room in Wells, Maine. The tragic news, which came just two days after Thanksgiving, also came less than a week after resigning his post amid criticism over legal but ethically questionable “double dipping,” and less than five days after sitting down with us for a candid conversation here in the WGBH studios. DiPaola also faced an investigation into his use of campaign money. His shocking action followed a week of intense media scrutiny – which has some asking if the press went too far. Northeastern University Associate Professor of Journalism Dan Kennedy joins us with his take. And WGBH's Adam Reily checks in from Beacon Hill with the latest from the statehouse.
  Read Dan Kennedy's Media Nation blog
  Watch Sheriff DiPaola's appearance on Greater Boston last week
  Listen to Emily's interview with the Boston Globe's Sean Murphy 
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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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