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Fri. 1/20/12
Week In Review

Week In Review
Week in ReviewWhere to even begin on the busy week that was? BIG stories concerning the front-runners this week quickly dwarfs news that two candidates were quitting the race. Huntsman and Perry who? Mitt Romney faces tax questions, Newt Gingrich faces his ex-wife and Rick Santorum faces the facts – he won Iowa. As South Carolina primary voters go to the polls tomorrow… it’s any one’s to lose. And speaking of close races, the face-off between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren ramps up this week, as both attempt to take credit for a proposal to ban negative ads. And of course, thumbs up, thumbs down - dare we say it - a Patriots/Giants Superbowl rematch?

Guests:
  Avi Nelson, political analyst and talk show host
  Shannon O’Brien, former state treasurer
  Tom Keane, fmr city councilor, frequent Boston Globe columnist
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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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