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Pay Attention to New Hampshire

As we head into the final days before the midterm elections, University of New Hampshire Professor Michael Contarino says we should be watching the outcomes of New Hampshire races because they could impact 2012 elections. The only swing state in New England, New Hampshire has been democratic in recent years after a long history as a republican state. Will it swing back to GOP control and become a focus of the presidential election in 2012? We'll talk with him about whether the strong libertarian streak in New Hampshire politics will live free ... or die.

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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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