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Thinking Out Loud, Women and Politics: Ninety years after an amendment granted women the right to vote, female politicians are still far from occupying an equal number of seats at the legislative table. On the day of primaries, we'll look at why men still dominate the candidate pool. Sue Stenhouse, Director of Community Relations for Governor Don Carcieri, and a former member of Warwick's City Council, talks about what women are up against, and what has to be done to put more women in office.
The Great Migration: Pulitzer Prize Winning journalist, Isabel Wilkerson, interviewed over 1,200 people whose lives had been shaped by the escape from Jim Crow South for her new book, “The Warmth of Other Suns.” She joins us to walk us through what she calls "perhaps the biggest underreported story of the 20th Century."

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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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