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Mon., 4/23/12
The MBTA: What Fare Hikes & Service Cuts Mean for Your Health

THE MBTA: What Fare Hikes and Service Cuts Mean for your Health
MBTA
Facing a $159 million deficit, the MBTA has approved fare hikes across the board and service cuts across the Commonwealth. The immediate effect is that thousands of commuters will be inconvenienced. The long-term consequences could come in the form of a public health predicament. Fare hikes and service cuts will force many more people onto the road, according to a new health assessment. With this comes more traffic, more congestion, and less physical activity. This means obesity rates, air pollution, and automobile accidents will only go up. 

GUESTS:
  Eric Bourassa: director of Transportation Planning For the Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  Marianna Arcaya: manager of public health at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council; doctoral candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health.
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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. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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