The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., June 1
Politics Unusual

Politics Unusual

When it comes to politics, there's never a monotonous moment in Massachusetts. Our leaders are doing right by Bay Staters, providing theatre worthy of Broadway. In Lawrence, Mayor William Lantigua’s fundraisers are raising eyebrows with his finance reports failing to name who is footing the bills for the pricey events. On Capitol Hill, the opposition against Scott Brown grows as more Democrats line up to take a shot at his Senate Seat. And over in the department of presidential politics Mitt Romney might turn his cold shoulder into a big bear hug by fully embracing Romney Care. We’ll also look at Sarah Palin’s bus tour. Is it a boon to the GOP? Or a big bust of a roadside distraction?

From the State House to the White House we talk through it all with our political contributors Kelly Bates, Marvin Venay, and Robert Fortes.
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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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