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‘The Most Feared Gangster In The Underworld’

‘The Most Feared Gangster In The Underworld’
Johnny Martorano For years, Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr shone light on the dark corners of Boston’s underworld – Whitey Bulger, Stephen Flemmi, John Martorano, the Patriarca and Angiulo crime families. At one point, Carr’s reporting even earned him a place on the Winter Hill gang’s hit list. But now, 30 years later, John Martorano – one of the Winter Hill gang’s most notorious enforcers – has not only reconciled with Carr, but he’s actively participated in Howie Carr’s latest book: HITMAN: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano: Whitey Bulger’s Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster in the Underworld. Howie Carr joins us.
  Link to video of John Martorano on 60 Minutes (CBS News)
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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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