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Thurs., Feb. 10
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The independent and self-described socialist Senator from Vermont caught the attention of the nation in December when he gave an eight and a half hour filibuster on the Senate floor. The speech went viral, and the online traffic even crashed the Senate server. The speech can now be read in its entirety in book form: “The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class.” This Sunday he will be reading at Porter Square Books in Cambridge at 11:30 a.m. and at the Jamaica Plain Forum at 3:30 p.m.  
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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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