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Thursday, Oct. 21
Safe Surrender

 Earlier this month, law enforcement turned a Mattapan church into a courthouse, inviting non-violent offenders with outstanding warrants to clear their record. The pilot program, which has been implemented in nearly 20 other cities, was a first for Boston. Revered Jeffrey Brown, Director of the Ten Point Coalition, was involved in the planning and implementation, and he joins us to report on how the program went, and whether it took a bite out of more than 54,000 outstanding warrants in Boston.

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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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