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Obama’s Oval Office Address: Theda Scockpol, Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard, joins us for an analysis of Obama's speech and his policy accomplishments thus far.
World Cup Coverage: As teams vie for the championship in South Africa, we look at another multinational soccer tournament happening in our backyard, the ONE Lowell World Cup. We're joined by Victoria Fahlberg, Director of ONE Lowell, an organization that serves immigrant communities in and around Lowell; Josue Cisneros, captain of the Guatemalan team which won the ONE Lowell World cup in 2007 and 2008; and Maria Burns Ortiz, Soccer Reporter for ESPN.
The Lady With All The Answers: Central Square Theater presents a one-woman show about the legendary advice columnist, Ann Landers. Ann Landers' daughter, advice columnist Margo Howard, joins us to review the play from a personal vantage point.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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