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Food Stamp Pillaging: Last week President Obama signed into law 26 Billion dollar bill to fund Medicaid and pay-for-teachers. The legislation draws from money allotted for the Supplimental Nutricition Assistance Program, commonly known as Food Stamps. With more and more people relying on government help to put food on the table, is this the only way? We'll discuss with Joshua Green, the senior editor for the Atlantic Monthly, who wrote a recent column for the Boston Globe, "The Raid On Food Stamps"; and Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA).
Thinking Out Loud: In our first installment of a new regular feature that profiles new voices and opinions, we're joined by Taisha Sturdivant. She's a student at Brandeis University turned guest columnist for the Boston Globe, whose essays draw upon her childhood in Roxbury and Dorchester, her exposure to youth violence, her experience moving between different worlds, and much more.

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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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