The Callie Crossley Show

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Wed., 1/4/12
Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable
It’s all things politics, from the State House to the White House. The Corn State has crowned Mitt Romney the GOP candidate, but he barely wedged in this win. Rick Santorum’s near-victory is not only a boon to his campaign but it’s a win for retail politics.  While politicians go full throttle on the road to the White House, voters could face roadblocks as more states pass voter ID legislation. Stateside, Senator Scott Brown is not only positioning himself as the underdog candidate, he’s boasting his bipartisan cred. On the local front, the new year marks a fresh term for our city councilors. From Beantown to the Beltway we’ll talk through it all on our political roundtable.
GUESTS:
  Kelly Bates,
Executive Director, Access Strategies Fund
  Kevin Peterson, Founder, New Democracy Coalition
  Marvin Venay, Director, Massachusetts Black Legislative Caucus
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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. 

GUEST:
  Walter Mosley: writer

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