The Callie Crossley Show

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Wed., 4/18/12
Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable
State HouseWe'll review the latest headlines- from the State House to the White House. Among the stories we'll explore: Mitt Romney's beef with the Buffett Rule, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's latest powwow, and Niki Tsongas' plans for reelection.

GUESTS:
  Kelly Bates, executive director of Access Strategies Fund
  Kevin Peterson, founder of the New Democracy Coalition
  Marvin Venay, executive director of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Democratic 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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