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Gogle Buzz with Alexa Scordato, digital strategist at Porter Novelli and the co-founder of DartBoston, a networking organization for twenty-something entrepreneurs; and Harry Lewis, fellow at the Berkman Center for Law and Society.

Next, parishoners who are holding 24/7 vigil prayers to keep churches from closing with Mary Ellen and John Rogers, spokespeople for St. Frances X. Cabrini parish in Scituate; and Mary Beth Carmody, co-chair of St. Jeremiah parish, Framingham

Finally, Greg Epstein, Humanist chaplain at Harvard University on his new book is called, "Good Without God"

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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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