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The Callie Crossley Show 7/27/10

Groundbreaking Project Saved Affordable Housing: The impact of a 25-year project can be felt in many intersections throughout Boston. We're joined by Chris Norris, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership; and Gail Latimore, executive director of Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation.
Northeastern Professor Argues Case For Victims Of KKK Murders: We're joined by Margaret Burnham, Professor of Law at Northeatern and director of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University; and Janeen Blake, Associate at DLA Piper Law firm and a student of Margaret Burnham’s who worked on the case.
Roxbury International Film Festival: The 4-day festival has drawn international attention for films that celebrate people of color. We're joined by the producer of the festival, Lisa Simmons, who is also the Founder and director of Color of Film Collaborative.

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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. 

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