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Tues. 1/31/12
Looks In Politics: Bad News For ‘Those Who Believe In The Myth Of The Rational Voter’

Looks In Politics: Bad News For ‘Those Who Believe In The Myth Of The Rational Voter’
Michael Douglas It might not surprise you to learn that looks do indeed matter in politics. But not in the way you might think. Turns out many – if not most – American voters make their decisions about a candidates’ character by glancing at things like his/her eyebrows or jaw line.

Guest:
   Libby Copeland, Slate contributor, penned the 1/25/12 piece “How Much Do Looks Matter in Presidential Politics?”
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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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