The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., June 28
Youth Way on the MBTA

Youth Way on the MBTA

Thousands of youths in the Boston area use the MBTA every weekday to get to school and after-school extracurricular activities. For some, the cost of riding the T is a heavy burden- even preventing students from being able to attend school. Today, we meet two teens working on a youth campaign to get the MBTA to create an improved Youth Pass- one that would cost $10/month, be available to anyone aged 12 to 21, and have no time restrictions.

Youth Way on the MBTA leaders Amatullah Mervin, 18, and Davonte Jordan, 17, join us. They are  co-authors of the June 2011 Report: Opportuni(T): Youth Riders, the Affordability Crisis, and the Youth Pass Solution.
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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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