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Tue., August 23
Where are the Rentals?

Where are the rentals?

On September 1, that ubiquitous city-wide moving day, close to 80 percent of people who rent in the Greater Boston area will move. This year, renters are facing one of the tightest and most competitive rental markets, with vacancy rates dropping to around 4 percent, according to the Boston Globe. Why so many renters? How can we allieviate some of the pressure on the rental market? We discuss today.

Are you still looking for an apartment by Sept. 1? Have you found it harder than ever to find an apartment? Weigh in at our Facebook page.

Guests:
Barry Bluestone, founding director of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding Dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.
Mike Ross, Boston City Councilor.
Travis McCready, executive director of the Kendall Square Association.
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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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