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Wednesday, Dec. 1
Elections In Haiti

Last Sunday's presidential election went ahead despite a country still reeling from the effects of last years devistating earthquake and a cholera epidemic taking an increasingly big toll on the population. Following the election, 12 of the 18 presidential candidates came out in protest, stating that the results were tainted. Today we're joined by Alex Cantave of the William Monroe Trotter Institute at UMass Boston. With ballots still to be counted, we're taking a closer look at what happened on voting day - from problems with voter registration cards to lack of information about the location of the polling sites - and whether the results will, and should be, accepted.
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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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