The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., November 29
Goods for Guns

Goods for Guns

Gift cards in exchange for firearms. A simple idea that has taken more than 2,000 firearms off the streets of Worcester since the gun buyback program was founded by Dr. Michael Hirsh 10 years ago. This year, the Goods for Guns buyback will be held 9 am to 3 pm Dec. 3 and 10 at the Worcester Police Headquarters.

Guest:
  • Dr. Michael Hirsh, Surgeon in Chief of Pediatric Surgery at UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center, where he established the Injury-Free Coalition for Kids and launched the Goods for Guns buyback in 2002.
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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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  Walter Mosley: writer

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