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Thurs. 6/28/12
Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the health care overhaul that President Obama signed into law back in 2010. Thousands of pages long, it’s an ever-changing beast of policy that will affect almost every American of every age. We’ve brought in political, legal and medical experts to sort through what the Supreme Court's decision and what it means for us in Massachusetts.

Guests:
  Jonathan Gruber, MIT economics professor with a focus on the areas of public finance and health economics
  David Kravitz, blogger at Blue Mass Group and former clerk under Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
  Dr. Harry Selker, executive director of the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center
  Kerry Healey, former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor
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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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