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2010 Mass Decision: Joe Malone is running as a republican for the 10th Congressional District seat currently occupied by Rep. William Delahunt. We'll ask him about facing off against State Representative Jeff Perry (R), and his strategy for the campaign.
Firefighters and the Gender/Race Divide: Karen Miller was the first African American Female Firefighter in Boston when she joined the force in 1985. Although today's force is much more diverse, each individual unit is still very segregated. Karen Miller joins us to talk about her experience, and her work to diversify the force as executive director for the Boston Society Of Vulcans.
Junkyard Economics: Metal scrapping is a booming business in these tough times. But when is scrapping for metal a great way to make it through the recession, and when is it just plain wrong? Steve Macone, a comedian, writer and self-described scrapper, joins us to discuss.

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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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