The Callie Crossley Show

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Tues., 1/24/12
BU Biolab

*Sue O'Connell guest hosts

BU Biolab
We explore the pros and cons of the controversial National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at the Boston University Medical Center (a.k.a.: the BU Biolab) in Boston's South End. Does the prospect of job creation and the millions of research dollars the lab could bring to the city outweigh the threat of housing deadly germs?  Weigh in by calling 877.301.8970 during the show, or leave a comment on our Facebook page

- WGBH News reporter Toni Waterman took a tour of the BU Biolab earlier this month. 
- Last week, Greater Boston's Emily Rooney spoke with Klare Allen, a community activist who runs SafetyNet, a Roxbury organization that opposes the BU Biolab. 

GUESTS:
  Stephen Smith, city editor for The Boston Globe, covered the BU Biolab in his former role as public health reporter for The Boston Globe. 
  John Murphy, interim director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University Medical Center
  Barton Kunstler, social entrepreneur working in the alternative energy industry in Massachusetts. He wrote about the BU biolab for the Huffington Post. He's also written about the impact of new technologies of future weaponization and warfare for the National Intelligence Council.
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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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