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Summer Jobs for Teens

Summer job prospects for teens are at record lows this summer. Locally, youth summer jobs programs have taken huge hits to their funding, and nationally just one in four teens will find a job this summer. In Boston, job prospects are even more dismal for low income youth. With summer in full force, we're looking at the market for teen jobs. We want to hear from you: How important was your first job? Are you a teen or young adult looking for a summer job? Call us at 877.301.8970.
Guests:
John Drew, Presdient/CEO of Action for Boston Community Development
Stanley Wiggins, alumni of ABCD's SummerWorks program, Youth Coordinator and Director at Tenants Development Corporation in the South End
Joseph McLaughlin, Senior Research Associate at Northeastern University's Center for Labor Market Studies
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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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