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A Different Kind of Housing Crisis

A Different Kind of Housing Crisis

A staggering 25 percent of gay and lesbian public high school students in Massachusetts are homeless, according to a new study out of Children's Hospital in Boston. These are teens who could be couch surfing, living in shelters or even on the streets. We’ll look at what this means for youth who are susceptible to drug abuse, sexual abuse, and in some cases, suicide. We'll be joined by the study's author, Dr. Heather Corliss, with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston’s Children’s Hospital; and Grace Sterling Sowell, Executive Director of BAGLY (Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth).
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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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