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Tuesday, March 15
National Political Round-Up

National Political Round-Up
Though it’s still a more than a year and a half away, slowly but surely momentum is building for the 2012 election. At this stage in the game, what are the challenges facing President Obama? And who’s leading the pack of potential GOP contenders? E.J. Dionne and Dana Milbank – two of the beltways most informed and most notable political watchers – bring us up to speed. E.J. Dionne, is a columnist for The Washington Post, a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and the author of the book Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith & Politics After the Religious Right (2008). Dana Milbank, also a Washington Post columnist, is the author of Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America (2010).
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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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