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Monday, Nov. 29
Parenting In The Age Of The Over-Indulged Child

As we approach the holidays, malls are stocked to the brim with gifts, and many of us have already begun rushing around to find the perfect presents for our daughters, nephews, grandchildren, or other young'uns in our life. But is there a point when all those stocking stuffers amount to too much stuff? In his new book, "How To Unspoil Your Child Fast," Richard Bromfield, a psychologist on the clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School says we've gone over the edge, and all those gifts and toys amount to over-indulging our kids. He has some solutions for how to reign in our impulses, and our kids' demands.  
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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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