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Mon., 4/9/12
Charlestown H.S. Program Honored at White House

Charlestown H.S. Program Honored at White House
Last week, the White House honored the Chinese Immigrant Student Leadership Program at Charlestown High School for their youth video submission as a Champion of Change initiative- which seeks to recognize ordinary Americans who aim to make an impact in their communities. Their video was one of ten chosen from among 200 video entries submitted nationwide.

GUESTS:
  Chu Huang: Youth Program Associate for the Chinese Immigrant Student Leadership program -- a pilot leadership program for Chinese immigrant students at Charlestown High School that seeks to help the students develop as leaders by focusing on building the students' capacity to effect positive changes in their school. The program collaborates with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center.
  Yiming Yu: junior at Charlestown High School, peer mentor in the Chinese Immigrant Student Leadership program.
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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. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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