The Callie Crossley Show

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Wed., 2/22/12
Raising Renee

Raising Renee

When accomplished artist Beverly McIver’s mother died, she left the care of her mentally disabled sister, Renee, to her. The documentary film “Raising Renee” follows Beverly for the years after her mother's death, as she fulfills the promise she made to her mother and cares for her sister while juggling her life as a painter and a teacher.

“Raising Renee” premiers tonight at 8 p.m. on HBO.

GUESTS:
  Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, documentary filmmakers based in Newton. Their film is "Raising Renee"
  Beverly McIver, artist based in North Carolina, featured in Raising Renee"
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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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