The Callie Crossley Show

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Tues., March 1
Bridging the Communication Gap

Any time we find ourselves in the medical system- our care managed by a multitude of doctors- chances are they’re not communicating with one another. The consequences can be costly, and at times, deadly. Costly because we can be subjected to too many diagnostic tests and procedures, and deadly because certain treatments and medications could conflict with one another. We looked at why our medical system is encouraging this communication gap, and current systems in place that are bucking this trend. Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, Corporate Medical Director at Radius Management Service, and Dr. Tara Lagu, a Physician Researcher in the Center for Quality Care Research at Baystate Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine joined us.
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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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