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Wed., September 14
District 3 Derby

District 3 Derby

The Boston City Council election cycle is upon us. And today we begin our Boston City Councillor candidate roundtables, focusing on the Dorchester (District 3) Derby.

For 18 years, Boston City Councilor Maureen Feeney has been securely seated as Dorchester’s city councilor. When Feeney announced that she would not seek a ninth term, candidates lined up to throw their hats into the ring. Now there are seven candidates on the ballot and the roster is as diverse as the district itself: from seasoned politicos, to community activists, to small business owners—today we meet four of the seven vying to represent Dorchester, vying to take on the challenges of this community—from preventing crime to creating jobs.

Today we hear from Boston City Council candidates Stephanie Everett, Doug Bennett, Marty Hogan, and Craig Galvin. Next Wednesday, we'll do another roundtable with the other candidates: John O’Toole, Marydith Tuitt, and Frank Baker.
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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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