The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., November 15
Rebuilding Springfield

Rebuilding Springfield

On June 1, 2011, three tornadoes ripped through a seven mile stretch of Springfield, Mass., causing tens of millions of dollars worth of damage and killing three. The tornado cut right through the middle of Springfield, directly impacting seven of the city's neighborhoods. We'll check in on the effort to rebuild Springfield as part of WGBH's "Where We Live" series.

GUESTS:
Nick Fyntrilakis: vice president for community responsibility at MassMutual Financial Group, and the chair of Develop Springfield. He co-chairs Rebuild Springfield, the public-private partnership in charge of putting together a plan to rebuild Springfield following the June tornadoes that ripped through the center of the city.
Bruce Shaw: pastor of the New Hope Pentecostal Church in Springfield, which was wiped out after the tornado hit the city in June. He is now the chair of the Rebuild Springfield Advisory Committee.
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*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. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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