The Callie Crossley Show

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Thu., 3/29/12
Healthcare on Trial

Health Care on Trial

Now that the Supreme Court has wrapped up its final day of oral arguments regarding President Obama's health care law, we'll wrap up our health care coverage with a look at what’s at stake. After three days of arguments many questions were raised, and many remain unanswered. Is the individual mandate all but gone? If Justice Kennedy is the swing vote, which way will he swing? There’s no ruling yet, and the real action will take place behind closed doors, where the justices will determine if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act should survive.

GUEST:
   Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal
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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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