The Callie Crossley Show

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Thursday, Jan. 6
New England Inaugurations

We started in the Baystate with a look at Governor Patrick’s inaugural address and what will distinguish this term from his first. From there we went to Rhode Island with a focus on Angel Tavares, the first Latino Mayor of Providence, and Lincoln Chafee, the Ocean State’s first independent Governor. We ended up in New Hampshire with a look at Governor John Lynch who is being inaugurated today for an historic fourth term.

Guests:
Dorie Clark, President, Clark Strategic Communicaitons
Robert Whitcomb, Vice President of The Providence Journal
Arnie Arnensen, political analyst and Radio/TV commentator.  
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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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