The Emily Rooney Show

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Fri. 10/21/11
Week In Review

Week In Review 
After four decades of tyranny, the page turns in Libya as Muammar Gadhafi is killed. President Barack Obama enjoys another victory on the foreign policy front, receiving praise even from some of his harshest critics. And though a piece of his jobs bill failed to pass muster with Senate Republicans, the President appears to be honing in on a narrative for his re-election campaign. Then, as occupy protests continue with no real end in sight – should demonstrators be responsible for the cost of police overtime? One local financial watchdog thinks so. Plus – the Red Sox clubhouse soap opera continues and bans and prohibitions abound in our ever-popular thumbs up, thumbs downsegment. We’re joined by Denterlein’s Terence Burke; social critic and attorney Wendy Kaminer; and former Massachusetts 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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