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Mass Decision 2010, Post-Debate Analysis: Candidates for Governor traded accusations about taxes, the MCAS, the Big Dig, and pensions in last night's televised debate, but who came out on top? To help us make sense of the political outcomes, we're joined by Kelly Bates, Executive Director Access Strategies Fund; and Marvin Venay, Executive Director, Massachusetts Black and Latino Democratic Legislative Caucus.
Entering Fall By Way Of Food And Wine: Today marks the first day of fall, and although we're still basking in some sunny days, our food and wine contributors are here to help us get ready for the chilly weeks ahead. We're joined by Jonathon Alsop, Founder, Boston Wine School; and Sheryl Julian, Food Editor, Boston Globe.

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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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