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Monday, July 18
Monday Political Periscope

Monday Political Periscope
After months of trying to get Harvard’s Elizabeth Warren positioned to take over as the nation's consumer watchdog, the president chose someone else because he didn’t think she would get confirmation. Her name is back in play as a possible Senate contender against Scott Brown. Blue Mass Group blogger Charley Blandy and Charles Chieppo from Chieppo Strategies join us to discuss that, plus the intriguing developments over the weekend in the crumbling of Rupert Murdoch’s British media empire as one of his top lieutenants was arrested and it was revealed that Scotland Yard may have been in collusion with Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World and aiding in its phone hacking scandal.
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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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