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Friday, July 29
Week in Review

Week in Review
Barack Obama, John Boehner, Debt CeilingWe romp through the week’s highlights and lowlights. And what a week it has been. The debt ceiling debate has become a Serious debacle, withplans falling apart and votes being postponed as the clock ticks ever louder on the August 2nd deadline for a deal. What does it mean for the 2012 presidential race and for our own Senate race here in Massachusetts? Plus... fallout from the devastating attacks in Norway, Dominique Strauss-Kahn accusertakes her story to the press, and NFL players and owners make a deal. And, of course, we’ll finish off the week with our ever-popular TUTD segment. Today we tackle tackle Boston's new bike-sharing program, apples in Happy Meals and Alex Trebek – crimefighter. We are joined by Senator Robert Hedlund the Republican Minority Whip, Terrence Burke from Denterlein and Tom Keane, former city councilor and freelance columnist for the Boston Globe Magazine.
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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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