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Thursday, Dec. 9
1st Annual Fundraising Films Festival

Our film contributor Garen Daly walks us through the best films about people coming together to save a beloved institution.  Here are some of the films we'll talk about today:

Americathon (1979). Staring John Ritter, Fred Willard, Harvey Korman.
The Bells Of St. Mary (1945). Staring Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman and Henry Travers.
The Bishop's Wife (1947). Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven.
Calendar Girls (2003). Starring: Helen Mirren, Julie Waters, and Penelope Wilton.
Duck Soup (1933). Starring The Marx Brothers.
Girl Crazy (1943). Starring Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
It's A Wonderful Life (1946). Starring Jimmy stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymoore.
Music Of The Heart (1999). Starring Meryl Streep and Cloris Leachman.
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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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