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2010 Mass Decision, 5th Congressional District: With a handful of candidates running against her, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas faces a tough re-election in November. She joins us to talk about how she'll convince voters she's still the woman for the job.
Teen Homicide: Last Wednesday families gathered at City Hall for a hearing on youth violence. Tina Chery, the founder of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, joins us to talk about the solutions that came out of the event.
Local Made Good, Vocal Coaching For Red Sox Fans: The sounds of Red Sox fans near her Fenway Park home inspired Opera Singer Elena Zoubareva to train sports enthusiasts in the art of healthy screaming. She joins us, and gives us a few vocal dos and don'ts.

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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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