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Monday, Nov. 1
Mass Decision 2010, The Final Push

Tomorrow is the moment of truth in the midterm elections, and today we're taking the temperature of Massachusetts voters in the final hours before votes are cast. Will Massachusetts buck the anti-incumbent trend, or will the Scott Brown enthusiasm carry over to contentious races for both congressional seats and the governor's office? We'll also discuss voter turnout. In 2008, President Obama rode into office with record voter turnout for both the youth vote and the African American vote, but in the midterm elections a lot of those people might stay home. How will voter turnout impact races tomorrow? To discuss these questions and more, we're joined by our political commentators, Kelly Bates, executive director of the Access Strategy Fund, and Marvin Venay, executive director of the Black And Latino Political Caucus.
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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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