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Tuesday, Dec. 14
Reaching Out To Boston's High Risk Youth

Just one percent of the 16-24 year-old population in Boston is responsible for 50 percent of the high impact crime in the city. The StreetSafe Boston program, brainchild of The Boston Foundation’s Robert Lewis, Jr., sends street workers into Boston’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods to work with high risk youth.

Guests:
* Robert Lewis, Jr., Vice President for Programs at The Boston Foundation and chief architect of the StreetSafe Boston program
* Leroy Peoples, Street worker for StreetSafe Boston.
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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. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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