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Tue., October 18
Boston City Councilor At-Large Roundtable

Boston City Councilor At-Large Roundtable

The Boston City Council election cycle is upon us with the general election around the corner on November 8. We continue our candidate roundtables focusing on the City Councilor At-Large race, offering you the chance to decide who to vote for come election day. There’s a total of seven candidates on the ballot, and the roster is as diverse as the city itself--from seasoned politicos, to school teachers, to community activists. The race is heated, with four incumbents fighting to save their seats from three outside opponents. The stakes are high, and not just for the candidates, but for the future of the Boston City Council. This race could reshape the diversity and dynamics among these lawmakers from the number of women on the council, to those representing communities of color.

Today, we meet three of the seven vying to win, or keep a seat on the city council. We’ll be joined by City Councilor At-Large John Connolly, City Councilor At-Large Aynna Pressley, and candidate Sean Ryan.
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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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