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HIV Testing: Massachusetts has one of the strictest confidentiality policies for HIV testing. Now, doctors are pushing new legislation that would reflect the Center for Disease Control guidelines ... but AIDS activists are pushing back. We'll look closer at the disagreement, and discuss what needs to be done to increase testing for HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts. We're joined by Rebecca Haag, President and CEO of AIDS Action; and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing Infectious Disease physician at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals.
Shakespeare On The Common: The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Othello stars Seth Gilliam, who some might remember as Carver from the critically acclaimed HBO series, The Wire. He joins us to talk reflect on his life as an actor, and why he went from the screen to a Boston stage.

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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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