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Wed., May 11
Gay Officers Action League: 20th Anniversary

In the early 1990's, those working in law enforcement could face discrimination, harassment, and even get fired for being openly gay. In 1991, a 22-year-old Northampton police officer, Preston Horton, founded the Gay Officers Action League of New England.  GOAL/NE became a support group or gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender law enforcement, and civilian federal, state, and local employees. Only a handful of people showed up to their first meeting, but over time, GOAL/NE became a very politically active, thriving organization that offers support to its members, and training to the criminal justice professionals across New England.
Guests:
Preston Horton: MBTA Transit Police Sergeant, founder of the Gay Officers Action League of New England. 
Pamela Besold: Boston Police Sergeant, founder of the Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement, active member of the Gay Officers Action League of New England.
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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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