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Pay Students to Study

Pay Students to Study

Bunker Hill Community College teacher Wick Sloane says his students come to school hungry. Many are unemployed, most have a family to care for, and some are struggling with homelessness. Students are exahausted and hungry by the time they make it to classes. Sloane's idea is to flip the federal Work-Study Program into a Study-Work Program, paying students by the hour to study. We talk with him about his idea.

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  Wick Sloane, community college advocate, columnist for Inside Higher Ed, English teacher at Bunker Hill Community College
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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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