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2010 Mass Decision, Congressman Stephen Lynch: The Democratic Congressman is facing a familiar battle this fall to keep his seat in the 9th Congressional District, but unlike many Democrats, he's being challenged from the left in the Democratic primary by candidate Mac D'Alessandro. We'll talk to him about how he plans to beat the anti-incumbent fever and what his message is to voters this year.
Documenting Cape Wind: Filmmaker Robbie Gemmell takes on the Cape Wind controversies in his new documentary, Cape Spin. We'll ask him why he took on this subject, and what he's learned from making the film.
Local Made Good, Designing Boston: Architects Donald Stull and David Lee were one of the first African-American architectural teams in the country when they opened their firm in the late 1960s. Today, their designs can be seen across Boston, and recently, Northeastern University received over 1,000 tubes and boxes of their sketches. They join us.

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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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