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Tuesday, Dec. 7
President Obama Strikes Deal With GOP On Tax Cuts, Dems Bristle

President Obama Strikes Deal With GOP On Tax Cuts, Dems Bristle: In an unusual turn of events - Republicans are thanking President Obama for working with them, and Democrats are being openly critical of what some are calling his ‘naiveté.’ This comes after yesterday when the president reached a deal with congressional Republicans to keep Bush-era tax cuts in place, even for those with the highest incomes, for another two years. Mr. Obama said it was the only way to prevent all tax cuts from expiring. Representative Michael Capuano told the Boston Globe today that the deal “sounds like a total capitulation to the Republicans.” He joins us.
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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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