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Tue., April 26
PUSH: Madison vs. Madison

Chosen to be part of this weekend's Boston Independent Film Festival, PUSH: Madison Vs. Madison follows the winning season of an inner city basketball team- Madison Park Vocational High School in Roxbury. The film follows "a handful of sharp shooters and savvy ball-handlers, who also struggle, both on and off the court, with the turbulence of life in the Boston inner city: rival gangs, a chilling murder rate, destructive families, and the struggle to stay in school and on the team." Filmmaker Rudy Hypolite and Madison Park head basketball coach Dennis G. Wilson join us. For screening information, visit the IFF website.
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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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