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Thinking Out Loud: Session Americana's Ry Cavanaugh

ACT 2: Thinking Out Loud: Session Americana's Ry Cavanaugh

Recent changes to Massachusetts fire code laws have left some small entertainment venues high and dry. Places like the legendary Club Passim in Harvard Square, have had to cut dozens of seats from their audience- putting a huge dent in their profit. As the high cost of doing business forces the closure of more and more small, locally owned entertainment venues that cater to local musicians- we look at the consequences of losing these cultural gems. How does it impact the community as a whole? Ry Cavanaugh, of the Cambridge-based band, Session Americana, joins us to talk us through it.
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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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