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Wednesday, Jan. 12
Haiti, One Year Later

A year ago today an earthquake ravaged Haiti and ultimate claimed close to 300,00 lives. The aftermath has left an estimated 1.5 million homeless. Meanwhile the plans to rebuild the island nation have barely begun. This hour, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at where the money raised for Haiti has gone, the political climate in the region, and what initiatives are afoot in Boston to help our Haitian community.
Guests:
Linda Dorcena Forry, Massachusetts State Representative
Manolia Charlotin, Editor and Business Manager of the Boston Haitian Reporter.
Brian Concannon, Director of the Institute For Justice And Democracy In Haiti 
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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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