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Race Dynamics In Cyberspace: Do social media sites reflect divisions present in everyday life? We're joined by Danah Boyd, Social Media Researcher at Microsoft Research New England whose research shows the internet is not as free and open as we might like; and Omar Wasow, a tech expert and founder of the social media site, Black Planet.
Line Rage: With layoffs at the RMV making for even longer lines, we'll talk about how we behave when we stand in line, and strategies for making the wait more bearable. We're joined by MIT Professor Dick Larson, whose research on the psychology of waiting in line has earned him the title, Dr. Queue; and Julien Chabbott, a Babson graduate who developed the iPhone Application, LineSnob.

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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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