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Alzheimer's Disease: We're talking about the new Silver Alert, which Gov. Patrick signed into law this month- and the latest Alzheimer's research- from new tests to diagnose the disease, to the revised Alzheimer's guidelines. We're joined by Boston Globe reporter Charles P. Pierce, whose article, "The Devil you might know" appeared in Boston Globe Magazine on Aug. 8., and Bernice Osborne, a caretaker for her mother with Alzheimer's.
The Mendes Brothers: World music has taken on new meaning thanks to Cape Verde-born and Brockton-based musicians, composers, and humanitarians, Ramiro and Joao Mendes. They join us in-studio to talk about the West African music tradition and their unique sound that incorporates everything from blues, to samba, to reggae. 

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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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