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Mon., 3/12/12
Innovation Hour: A Sugar-Coated Solution

Innovation Hour: A Sugar Coated Solution
Last year Central Falls filed for bankruptcy. But in the 18th and 19th centuries it was a chocolate manufacturing mecca. One local is aiming to recall that era, selling chocolate bars made in Central Falls. The proceeds? They'll go back into the city.

  Mike Ritz is the executive director of Leadership Rhode Island, and the co-founder of Save Chocolateville, an initiative to help support the bankrupt city of Central Falls, RI by capitalizing on the city's long-lost reputation as a chocolate manufacturer. Ritz teamed up with a Central Falls chocolatier to manufacture and sell chocolate bars. He says proceeds from the chocolate bars will go to the children of Central Falls.
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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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  Walter Mosley: writer

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