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Weds. June 22
Voter ID Laws

The quiet passage of a voter-ID law in Rhode Island this month shocked many. The law, which will require all Rhode Island voters to show a form of identification before voting, has many Democrats worried about voter suppression, as they say minorities, students, and the poor and disabled will be most affected by the law. RI Gov. Lincoln Chaffee (I) says the law will ensure accuracy at the polls and keep voter fraud at bay.

We want to hear from you. Are Voter ID laws a threat to voters' civil liberties? A good way of keeping voter fraud away from the polls? Where's the outrage? Should there be outrage? Call 877.301.8970, or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Guests:
-Laura Murphy: Director of the Washington legislative office for the American Civil Liberties Union.
-Michael J. Pitts: associate professor at Indiana University School of Law specializing in election law, voting rights, and voter identification.
-Dr. Pablo Rodriguez: physician, political activist, and founder of the Rhode Island Latino Political Action Committee. Rodriguez also founded Latino Public Radio in Rhode Island.
-Jon Brien: Rhode Island State Representative (D). He's the primary sponsor of Rhode Island's newly-enacted Voter ID law and the Chair of the House Municipal Government Committee.
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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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