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 Emergency Room Visits On The Rise: Since the 2006 Healthcare Bill Passed in Massachusetts, more people are visiting the emergency room than before. We'll look at why, and what this could mean for healthcare costs more generally. We're joined by David Morales, Commissioner for the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy; and Trudy Lieberman: Director of the Health and Medicine reporting program at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism.
The Life and Times Robert Smalls: A traveling exhibit of an escaped slave turned statesman makes it to the Museum of African American History. We're joined by Helen Boulware Moore, curator for the Robert Smalls traveling museum exhibit, and great granddaughter of Robert Smalls; and Beverly Morgan Welch, Executive Director of the The Museum of African American History in Boston and Nantucket.
Summer Berries: Sheryl Julian, food editor of The Boston Globe and author of The Way We Cook, walks us through some recipes to make use of summer berries.

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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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