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Mass Decision 2010, 10th Congressional District: The primaries behind them, Democrat William Keating and Republican Jeff Perry gear up to compete for the 10th Congressional seat. But there is a third candidate competing in the race who has remained under the radar. Maryanne Lewis is running as an independent, and we'll check in with her about how she'll present herself in an increasingly contentious race.
Mass Decision 2010, Ask The Manager: Controversy arose in recent weeks when Candidate for Governor Jill Stein was excluded from debates by a media consortium (which includes WGBH) because she had failed to raise enough money. At a recent debate at WBZ, Jill Stein rallied her supporters outside. Today we'll ask Jill Stein's Campaign Manager, Daryl Sprague, what this decision to exclude his candidate has meant for the campaign, and what their plans are for the debates that remain.
Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival: Celebrating it's 10th anniversary, the festival has grown from a one day event to 10 days of performances around the city. Teri Lyne Carrington, a renouned drummer, producer and composer, is the Artistic Director of the Berklee venues, and joins us to talk about what to look out for at this years festival, which runs from September 15-25.

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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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