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Vigilantes: From local citizens taking matters into their own hands to superheroes on the big screen, we're devoting the hour to celebrating the quests and achievements of vigilantes.

 

The Great Typo Hunt: Boston natives Jeff Deck and Ben Herson traveled across the country in search of typos. Armed with chalk, markers, and white-out, they made the country's signs more grammar-friendly.
Trashy Boston: Naomi Paul, Co-Chair of North End Waterfront Resident Association (NEWRA) Clean Streets Committee, wouldn't stand for a dirty neighborhood, and rallied citizens to take ownership of their trash.
Saving A Bus Route: Cynthia Gonnerman, a blind resident of Tilton, New Hampshire, lobbied the Department of Transportation preserve her bus route.
Bicycle Lane Blues: Eric Berger, a resident of Arlington, MA, has spent over 40,000 of his own money to prevent Boston from narrowing a portion of Massachusetts Avenue to make room for a bike lane.
Vigilante Films: Our film contributor Garen Daly gives us the highlights in vigilante films, and what it takes for a vigilante's story to pass Hollywood standards.
 

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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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