The Callie Crossley Show

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Mon., 4/23/12
In Defense of the Auto

In Defense of the Auto
HOV lanes
Colin Kingsbury thinks cars have gotten a bad rap. Boston is home to the country's first train system, a robust bus network and the Hubway bike system, not to mention paths and sidewalks for walks and jogs. With all the talk about fare hikes and service cuts and the future of transit in the Hub, Kingsbury believes we should reconsider our auto aversion. There's no quicker way to get across town, no greater freedom than hopping in the car and burning down Boston's thoroughfares. Colin Kingsbury joins us to talk about it.

Watch this video of a car cruise - back in the day - through Boston. 

GUEST:
  Colin Kingsbury is a writer and entrepreur. His recent piece for Boston Magazine, in defense of cars, is called "Hell Yeah, I Love My Car."
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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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