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Wed., November 16
Where We Live: Worcester Tech

Where We Live: Worcester Tech
Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives CEO Kevin O'Sullivan has been working hard to convince Massachusetts, and the world, that Worcester is a viable city for biotech startups. But, can Woo-Town compete with the draw of Kendall Square and Boston's Innovation District that lie just 40 miles from Worcester? 

Guest:
Kevin O’Sullivan is the president and CEO of the Worcester-based Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives. Kevin is a Worcester resident, and was a State Representative from 1986 to 1994. He served on the Worcester Business Development Corporation, and was part of the development team that created a one million square foot Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park in Worcester.
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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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