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Wed., November 9
Political Roundtable

Political Roundtable

The results are in. It’s a good year for incumbents. Ayanna Pressley earned the most votes in the Boston City Council At-Large race. It looks like voters thought outside the ballot box, defying the conventional wisdom that Pressley would be the most vulnerable candidate. The rest of the At-Large incumbents also remain safe in their sets. District 7's Tito Jackson took all, and in District 2 incumbent Bill Linehan squeaked by with a margin of 87 votes. The only fresh face in Boston’s legislative body is Frank Baker, who beat John O’Toole in the District 3 derby.

From City Hall, we’ll look at state and national headlines from the Massachusetts senate race, to Bill Clinton’s book tour, complete with tender reprimands for the Democrats. From Beantown to the beltway- we’ll talk through it all on our political roundtable with Marvin Venay, executive director of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Democratic Legislative Caucus; Kelly Bates, executive director of the Access Strategies Fund; and Erin O’Brien, associate professor of Political Science at UMass Boston.
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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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