The Callie Crossley Show

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Thurs., March 17
Gays and Southie's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Why aren't gay groups allowed to march in Southie's St. Patrick's Day Parade?
In 1995 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously voted to allow Boston's St. Patrick’s Day organizers to ban gay groups from marching in the parade. On a day when the people of Boston celebrate who they are with such palpable pride, how can the city continue to discriminate against gays and lesbians? We explored what this ban means to Boston in the 21st century with Boston City Councilors at-large Felix Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley, and Cathleen Finn, who fought a legal battle in the 90s so she could march in the parade.
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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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