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Friday, May 27
Week In Review

Week In Review
Week In Review PanelCourtroom drama abounds this week. Governor Deval Patrick girds to take the stand in the federal corruption trial of Sal DiMasi; Jared Loughner is deemed unfit to stand trial; and despite leniency pleas from Mark Kerrigan’s family, after being convicted of a lesser change in his fatal altercation with his father, the brother of Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan receives a harsh prison sentence. Critics blast President Barack Obama for hobnobbing with British royals in the aftermath of the deadliest single tornado in more than 60 years. Alongside a handful of fellow Republicans, Senator Scott Brown votes against Representative Paul Ryan’s controversial Medicare overhaul – a plan that may have already cost the GOP a congressional seat in New York. And thumbs up, thumbs down on adhering to date-driven fashion decrees, American Idol and more. Terence Burke, Kevin Cullen and Wendy Kaminer join us.
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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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