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Communication Technologies And Healthcare: Web-based communications have become standard for many areas of life, but there's one industry where new technologies have remained conspicuously absent - healthcare. We'll look at why, and whether healthcare would benefit from more doctor/patient communication in cyberspace. We're joined by Dr. Ronald Dixon, an internist and the director of the Virtual Practice Project at Massachusetts General Hospital; and Dr. Tara Lagu , Physician Researcher in the Center for Quality Care Research at Baystate Medical Center and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
The Tea Party Movement: Jill Lepore, a staff writer at The New Yorker and profesor of American History at Harvard University, joins us to talk about her new book, The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History.

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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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