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Tue., October 11
New Hampshire Insiders

New Hampshire Insiders

We’re taking in the colorful palate of presidential candidates in New Hampshire. They’re swarming the primary capitol in the run-up to tonight’s GOP debate. Michelle Bachman gets to test the adage, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” This is her first time in the Granite State since June. Meanwhile, Jon Huntsman’s giving New Hampshire all the love, making the Granite State home to his campaign headquarters. His new strategy is to win the land of "Live Free or Die". The Occupy Wall Street occupants have a tentacle in Concord. How will the candidates play this anti-bank, anti-greed, anti-corporate sentiment? We’ll also look at what isn’t on the campaign trail: the maverick everyone’s been searching for.

Joining us to talk through these, and other headlines are our New Hampshire insiders: radio and TV commentator Arnie Arnesen, and former chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, and Union Leader editorial page columnist Fergus Cullen.
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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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