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Friday, March 25
Week In Review

As critics raise questions about what we’re doing in Libya and why, the domestic political stakes of America's military intervention remain unclear. Closer to home, former Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner reports to federal prison to begin his three-year sentence for taking a $1,000 bribe, as former House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s convinces a judge to make taxpayers foot his legal bills. A New Hampshire judge says "infinity is not enough jail time" for Christopher Gribble. A jury found the 21-year-old guilty today of murdering a Mont Vernon woman and maiming her daughter in 2009. Plus, our panel gives their thumbs up, thumbs down on the people, places and issues making the news this week. We’re joined by Tom Keane, a former city councilor and a freelance columnist for the Boston Globe Magazine; David Bernstein, the Boston Phoenix’s political reporter and author of the ‘Talking Politics’ blog; and Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen.
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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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