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Mon., 2/27/12
99 Nights with the 99 Percent

99 Nights with the 99 Percent

Occupy BostonFew reporters have been as active in covering the Occupy movement in Boston as Boston Phoenix reporter Chris Faraone. Faraone chronicled the social movement, and how it has played out in Boston and other cities across the country in his new book, 99 Nights with the 99 Percent. We'll talk with Faraone about his book, and what's been brewing in the Occupy movement since the occupiers were kicked out of Dewey Square in December.  Have the occupiers lost momentum? Or, has the movement morphed into something that could still be a force for change?

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GUEST:
  Chris Faraone, Boston Phoenix reporter, author of "99 Nights with the 99 Percent"
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*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. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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