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Friday, Sept. 16
Week In Review

Week In Review
WIR Panel 916Elizabeth Warren formally enters the race to unseat US Senator Scott Brown, calling the view from the campaign trail so far, “fabulous!” Maybe it’s because the media has already anointed her “frontrunner” status? And speaking of views from the top, after a shaky performance in this week’s Tea Party debate, Texas Governor and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry is ramping up his attacks against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Plus – Bay State lawmakers bet on casinos and Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady encourages fans to “hydrate” before this Sunday’s home opener against the San Diego Chargers. We’re joined by Boston Globe columnist Scot Lehigh, WGBH contributor Kara Miller and former US Congressman Peter Blute.
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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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