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2010 Mass Decision, Keith Lepor: A Republican Candidate running for 9th Congressional District, Keith Lepor, aims to be the one to take incumbent Niki Tsongas' seat in November. We'll talk to him about how he distinguishes himself from the other republicans in the race.
Affordable Housing on Martha’s Vineyard: As the nation's focus turns to President Obama's vacation on Martha's Vineyard, we'll talk about what life is like for residents who live on Martha's Vineyard all year round, and how they weather the summer storm of vacation rentals. Ewell Hopkins, Executive Director of the Island Affordable Housing Fund, joins us to discuss.
Local Made Good: Singer-songwriter Nancy Jephcote is known all over Martha's Vineyard for her fiddle playing. She joins us to talk about making a name for herself on the island, and she'll be sure to give us a taste of her music along the way.

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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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