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Fri. 2/3/12
Week In Review

Week In Review
Week In Review 0203Mitt Romney’s rivals made hay of his unfortunate – but decidedly out-of-context – comment that he’s “not concerned about the very poor,” calling it further evidence that he’s an “out-of-touch member of the one-percent.” The Susan G. Komen breast cancer advocacy group pulls funding for Planned Parenthood and gets an earful. And, all of Boston – past and present – paused this week to pay tribute to Kevin White. The four-term Boston mayor died last Friday at the age of 82. Plus, from the hype – to the half-time show – we’ve got a potpourri of Super Bowl themed “thumbs up, thumbs down.”

Guests:
  Dave Wedge, Boston Herald
  Terence Burke, public affairs professional at Denterlein
  Joan Vennochi, 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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