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Thursday, Nov. 11
Thinking Out Loud: ROTC And The Ivy League

Part I, Advocates For R.O.T.C: Veteran of the Afghanistan War and founding member of Columbia's branch of Advocates For ROTC, Sean Wilkes says bringing back ROTC to Ivy League campuses is important for the civic mindedness of the nation.

Part II, The R.O.T.C Myth: Diane Mazur, a professor of law at the University of Florida and a former Air Force officer, says we've all been mistaken when we say that universities "banned" R.O.T.C. from campuses in the late 1960s. It was a decision reached by the military and the colleges, she argues, and both should share the blame.
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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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