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Monday, Dec. 13
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act

This morning President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which puts four and a half million dollars in the hands of child nutrition programs. And basically what this means is better breakfast and school lunch programs. This hour we’re going to look at hunger and nutrition through a local lens.

Guests:

Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and a nutritionist.
Mary Flynn, Researcher at The Miriam Hospital in Providence and a professor at Brown University.

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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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