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 2010 Mass Decision, Ask The Manager: Tim O'Brien, Charlie Baker's campaign manager, joins us.
Prodigy Composer and Conductor: Alexander Prior is only 17 and already he has a number of impressive compositions under his belt. He is now a fellow at The Tangelwood Music Center, and he joins us to talk about what it means to achieve so much so early in life.
Local Made Good, The Kendall Bands: The musical installation at the Kendall T stop is a fixture of the area, but has suffered from a number of breaks over the years. An MIT professor and his students are now taking over the restoration. We're joined by Paul Matisse, the artist who designed the installation and the grandson of Henri Matisse; and Michael Tarkanian, the Engineering Professor who is leading the restoration effort.

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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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