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Students Allege Racism At Boston Club

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is calling for an investigation after a recent incident in which black students and alumni from Harvard and Yale were kicked out prematurely from a party they were attending at the at Cure Lounge in the heart of Boston. The students allege that club owners explained that they were worried the crowd would attract "local gangbangers." The incident has inflamed students, who say that they were victims of overt racism. Today we'll hear from Councilor Pressley, a third year student at Harvard Law school who was present at the club that night, and a spokesperson for the club. We're also joined by WGBH's Senior Investigative Reporter, Phillip Martin, who has reported on the racial divisions in Boston's nightlife.  
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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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