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Thurs. 6/22/12
Mass. GLBT Commission Turns 20

Twenty years ago Massachusetts Gov. William Weld created the Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. It was the first in the nation. The results were policy recommendations to make schools safer for gay youth. Two decades on it's clear that many of our schools have created a positive and safe climate for so many of our GLBT youth. This hour we look at how much progress we've made and how much farther we need to go.
GUESTS
Kathleen Henry, Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth and the President of the Friends of GLBT Youth. She is a past Chair of the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth
Logan Ferrarro is a tansgendered man who knows, firsthand, what the state of bulllying is today in our schools.
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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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