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 2010 MASS DECISION: With primaries around the corner, we're devoting the hour to conversations with candidates running for congress.
5th Congressional District: Robert Shapiro and Tom Weaver vie for the Republican spot on the ballot to face off against incumbent Niki Tsongas in November. We'll talk with both of them.
10th Congressional District: William Keating, the current District Attorney of Norfolk County, is running as a Democrat for the seat currently held by Bill Delahunt, who is retiring at the end of this year.

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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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