The Callie Crossley Show

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Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

The Gavel Comes Down on Government
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It’s judgment day. The Supreme Court’s ruling on President Obama’s health care reform has huge implications for the presidential race. The legal challenge has highlighted two fundamentally different views of what the role of government should be: big or small. It’s an ideological divide that now definitively distinguishes Obama from Mitt Romney. Obama’s goal of insuring health care for all came by way of his controversial individual mandate—a mandate that has been a cornerstone of Romney’s attacks on Obama. We’ll look at how this ruling will play out on the campaign trail and in the voting booths this fall. Plus, how does the ruling affect health care in Massachusetts?

GUESTS:
  Arnie Arnesen: political analyst, tv and radio commentator
  Robert Whitcomb: vice president and editorial page editor of The Providence Journal
  Brian Rosman: research director, Health Care for All
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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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