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Friday, March 18
Week In Review

Week In Review
Conflicting reports from Libya today. Facing Western military action, the country’s Foreign Minister announces a cease-fire, but a rebel spokesman says Moammar Gadhafi's forces are still attacking key cities in the east and the west. In Yemen, a state of emergency is declared after government snipers open fire on protesters and in Japan, officials are raising the severity rating of the nuclear crisis. Closer to home, just back from his international trade mission, Governor Deval Patrick says despite being left in the dark about big dig light problems - he still has confidence in his transportation secretary. WGBH’s Adam Reilly covered the Governor’s press conference this morning and joins us with the latest. Plus, thumbs up, thumbs down on the people, places and issues dominating the headlines this week. We’re joined by Casey Sherman, a journalist and bestselling author of five books including The Finest Hours & Bad Blood; social critic and attorney Wendy Kaminer; and Denterlein’s Terence Burke.
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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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