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 2010 Mass Decision: Mac D’Alessandro, Democrat running for 9th District of the US House of Representatives, joins us to talk about whether there is room for a liberal democrat in a post-Scott Brown Massachusetts.
Waves For The Brave: A surfing program has disabled veterans learning how to ride waves. We're joined by one of the organizers, Randi Woodrow, who is the Coordinator for the Polytrauma Amputee Network Site of the Veterans Association in Boston; and Louis Stamatelos, a Veteran of the Iraq War who participated in the program.
Tribute To the Late Walter Hawkins: Herbert Jones, Director of the Inner Strength Gospel Choir at BU and a songwriter for the Edwin and Walter Hawkins music and arts conference, joins us to talk about the gospel legend.

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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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