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Maya Lin

MAYA LIN

Artist Maya Lin was catapulted to fame in 1981 with her divisive design for the now-iconic Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Since then she's gained international acclaim designing works large and small for public, private and gallery space.

Now the designer brings her talents to bear in Rhode Island with a project to re-envision Newport's Queen Anne's Square. Construction may start as early as next spring on The Meeting Room, Lin's design for a park originally given to Newport by preservationist and philanthropist Doris Duke in 1976. Today Maya Lin joins us to talk about her plans for revitalizing the square for historic Newport and its residents.
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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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