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An Unlikely Road to the White House

An Unlikely Road to the White House 

Leicester, Mass. resident, B.J. Hill walked across the United States. His destination: The Oval Office. His mission: To collect notes from everyone he met. Notes he wanted to hand deliver to the president. Last Friday,  B.J. Hill fulfilled both of these goals. We talk to him about what he learned and what he hopes President Barack Obama will take away from this cross country chronicle.

Guests:
  • B.J. Hill
  • Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, arranged the meeting between BJ Hill and President Obama
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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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