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The Image of Black Boston

Is Boston welcoming to minorities? Not according to a new study, which reports that 62 percent of African Americans view Boston as fair or poor in terms of how welcoming the city is to people of color. In honor of Black History Month, we spoke about Boston’s reputation in terms of race relations.
Guests:
Maureen Alphonse-Charles, Managing Director at Horton International.
Ted Landsmark, President of the Boston Architectural College
Darnell Williams, President and CEO of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.
Mike Hyter, President and Managing Partner of Global Novations. 
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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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