The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., June 7
METCO's Merits

METCO's Merits
 
Will budget cuts threaten the future of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity? Better known as METCO, it's a voluntary school desegregation program intended to expand educational opportunities for minorities, and reduce racial isolation in Boston, Springfield, and the surrounding suburbs. What's your experience in the program? Should it be kept, cut, or expanded? Leave a comment below, or at our facebook page.

Guests:

Katani Sumner - METCO counselor at Newton South High School, one of the first participants in the METCO program when it started in the late 1960s.


Susan Eaton - reasearch director at the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School, author of "The Other Boston Busing Story", co-author of
an upcoming joint publication of the Houston Institute for Race and Justice and the Pioneer Institute on the history ad effectiveness of the METCO program
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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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