The Callie Crossley Show

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Tue., September 13
Politics as Usual

Politics as Usual

Today we look at all the political movings and shakings from Beantown to the beltway. We’ll check in on the Boston City Council elections, the Senate race, last night’s GOP debate, and more.

We’ll be joined by our political contributors Kelly Bates, executive director of The Access Strategies Fund; Marvin Venay, executive director of the Black and Latino Democratic Legislative Caucus, and Robert Fortes, Republican political strategist.
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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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