The Callie Crossley Show

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Weds., March 9
Remembering Rev. Peter Gomes

Last week, Reverend Peter J. Gomes died from complications from a stroke. Yesterday, his life was celebrated and his death bemoaned at a funeral service in Plymouth, Mass.-- Gomes’ hometown. Today, we continue to honor the professor and preacher with his colleagues and friends. We're joined by Dr. S. Allen Counter, a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and president of The Harvard Foundation; Diana Eck, a professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University; Rev. Ray Hammond, co-founder of the Boston 10 Point Coalition and pastor at the Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain; and Rev. Irene Monroe, religion columnist and Coordinator of the African American Roundtable of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion.
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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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