The Callie Crossley Show

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Fri., 1/13/12
Regional Week in Review

Regional Week in Review
We hit the rewind button on the week’s news, looking at it through a regional lens, from the Bay State, to the Ocean State, to the Granite State. On Cape Cod, we look at one of the largest dolphin strandings ever in the region. In Providence, Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee makes promises to business leaders that may chafe the 99 percent. In the Granite State, Republicans and Democrats are at odds over photo ID laws.

GUESTS: 
   Robert Whitcomb, vice president and Editorial Page editor of the Providence Journal.   Paul Pronovost, editor of The Cape Cod Times
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   Arnie Arneson, New Hampshire TV & radio commentator.
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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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