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We rebroadcast an interview with Rev. Jim Wallis, one of our leading figures at the crossroads of religion and politics. He’s the founder of Sojourners, a global faith and justice network. We discuss his latest book “Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street.”
We continue our spirituality conversation with a look at how our consumer culture could be changing our congregations and the way we worship. Our guests include Nancy Ammerman, professor of the sociology of religion at Boston University School of Theology; Jeffrey MacDonald, religion reporter and minister in the United Church of Christ; and Rev. Dr. James Forbes Jr., President and Founder of the Healing of the Nations Foundation and Senior Minister Emeritus of The Riverside Church.
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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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