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Political Periscope: Is Romney Poised To Be GOP's Comeback Kid?

Political Periscope: Is Romney Poised To Be GOP's Comeback Kid?
Mitt Romney It looks like the honeymoon is over for Texas governor Rick Perry. The GOP frontrunner lost both his double-digit lead - and two straw polls - over the weekend. Is Mitt Romney now poised to be the comeback kid? And, it may not be February, but it sure feels like groundhog day as yet again we face a looming deadline for a government shutdown. Blue Mass Group's David Kravitz and former Massachusetts congressman Peter Blute join me to raise our political periscope for a look at those and other issues percolating this week, including the gambling bill here in Massachusetts – and its 186 amendments.
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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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