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Tue., October 25
Boston City Councilor At-Large Roundtable

Candidates' Roundtable

The Boston City Council election cycle is upon us, with the general election on Nov. 8. We continue our candidate roundtables, offering you the chance to decide who to vote for come election day. Today, we’re focusing on the Boston City Councilor At-Large race. There’s seven candidates on the ballot and the roster is as diverse as the city itself- from seasoned politicos, to school teachers, to community activists. The race heated; with four incumbents fighting to save their seats from three outside opponents. The stakes are high; not just for the candidates but for the future of the BostonCity Council. This race could reshape the diversity and dynamics among these lawmakers from the number of women on the council to those representing communities of color. Today we meet four of the seven vying to win or keep a seat on the city council.

Last week we spoke with the other three candidates for Boston City Councilor At-Large.

Guests:
Boston City Councilor At-Large Felix Arroyo
Boston City Councilor At-Large Stephen Murphy
Michael Flaherty
Will Dorcena
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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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  Walter Mosley: writer

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