The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., 12/13/11
New Hampshire Insiders

New Hampshire Insiders

We’re in a New Hampshire State of mind this hour, taking in the colorful palate of presidential candidates. Newt still has a firm grip on his front runner status. Could he be the Gingrich who steals the New Hampshire primary? Meanwhile, John Huntsman won’t give up. He’s launched a statewide leadership team, fortified with 140 supporters. Could his granite state game plan make him the unlikely winner? And Mitt Romney, having waged a $10,000 bet with Gov. Rick Perry, has fully exposed his inner one percent. He’s now trying to peddle his everyman cred, relaying the hardships he endured as a young missionary in France. Can the 99 percent afford to buy into his new image? We’ll look at all these headlines and more with our New Hampshire Insiders.

Guests:
  • Arnie Arnesen, a radio and TV commentator based in Concord
  • Fergus Cullen, a public affairs consultant, former chairman of the NH Republican Party, and an editorial page columnist with the NH Union Leader
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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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