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Thurs., July 7
Summer Suds

Summer Suds

As sweltering summer heat blankets New England, we're taking a look at beverages that will help keep you cool during the year's hottest months. We're talking with the owners of Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont, Kate Baker and Suzanne Schalow, about the long history of beer and why this is the "golden age" of craft brews. Ned Friedman, director of Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, also joins us. He oversees the growing of hops at the Arboretum -- among many other things -- and also brews his own beer.

We want to hear from you -- what's your favorite microbrew? Have you tried to make your own home brew? Once you've had the good stuff, can you go back to the Silver Bullet? How much has the beer aisle at your liquor store changed over the years, and do you even recognize half the brands anymore? Leave a comment at our Facebook page!
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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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