The Callie Crossley Show

A production of  
  

Tue., 5/22/12
Political Roundtable

Political Roundtable
State House
We're talking politics today, from Beacon Hill to Capitol Hill. The House has passed a bill that would put an end to individually pricing goods at the grocery store. It’s an omission that could compromise comparison shopping. Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren is still getting heat for putting her Cherokee ancestry to use. Will her tiny connection to Native Americans remain a mega problem on the campaign trail?

On the road to the White House, there’s a major obstacle for third party candidates: Americans Elect failed to get an alternative candidate on the ballot. And, Newark Mayor Corey Booker tells the Obama campaign, enough with the Bain game. Instead of smearing Mitt Romney’s corporate past, Booker says it’s time to focus on the issues that matter to voters.

GUESTS:
  Dorie Clark, president of Clark Strategic Communications
  Kevin Peterson, founder of the New Democracy Coalition
  Marvin Venay, executive director of the Massachusetts Black and Latino Democratic Legislative Caucus
Support for WGBH is provided by:
Become a WGBH sponsor
Sign Up

Sign-up for WGBH News updates, WGBH promotions, and previews of what's coming up on WGBH TV.

 

   

 

ABOUT THE CALLIE CROSSLEY SHOW

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

myWGBH

The Callie Crossley Show Showtimes

Forgot your my WGBH Password?

Not a problem. Just enter the username you used to register below.


Or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

Forgot your my WGBH Password?

Instructions on how to reset your Password have been sent.
Check your email to continue.

Or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

Forgot your my WGBH Username?

Not a problem. Just enter the email address you used to register below.


Or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

Forgot your my WGBH Username?

Instructions on how to reset your Username have been sent.
Check your email to continue.

Or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT

Register for myWGBH