The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., 5/1/12
Garbology

Garbology

Trash is the United States' number one export, with Americans throwing out 7.1 pounds of garbage daily. Is the American Dream is inextricably linked to an endless, accelerating accumulation of trash? Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Ed Humes makes the case in his new book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

What steps are you taking to cut down on your trash and waste? Is there anything that stops you from recycling or re-using?  Have you noticed the amount of waste you and your family throw out every day increasing over the years? We want to hear from you - weigh in on our Facebook page or on Twitter

GUESTS
  Ed Humes, Puliter Prize-winning journalist whose latest book is Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
  Robert Gogan, in charge of recycling on the Harvard University campus. He helps oversee Harvard University's annual "Stuff Sale"- one of the largest yard sales in the world.
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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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