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Friday, August 26
Week In Review

Week In Review
ThougPoliticsHurricane Irene has weakened slightly in it’s path up the east coast, New England is bracing for what could be the most menacing storm the region has seen in decades, and we take a look at this week's headlines. President Obama – who is still on vacation – is monitoring the weather, Libya and the economy from nearby Martha’s Vineyard. Also likely on the president’s radar are the latest national political polls, in light of the fact that – at least for now – Mitt Romney is no longer the Republican front-runner. We’ll look at the twitter gaffe that’s landed a close advisor to Romney and Senator Scott Brown in hot water, as well as gambling’s likely resurrection on Beacon Hill. Plus, Steve Jobs resignation will force Apple to prove whether it’s built to last, and thumbs up, thumbs down on 9/11 memorial wine and much more. We’re joined by Mariellen Burns, of Regan Communications; Dave Wedge, of the Boston Herald; and David Kravitz, of Blue Mass Group.

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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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